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Biloxi man convicted of sexual battery on a child

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Kenneth Wayne Ellington. Image source: Harrison County Adult Detention Center. Kenneth Wayne Ellington. Image source: Harrison County Adult Detention Center.
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

A Biloxi man was sentenced to prison for sexual battery of a child Tuesday. District Attorney Joel Smith announced Circuit Court Judge Lawrence Bourgeouis sentenced 34-year-old Kenneth Wayne Ellington to 20 years behind bars.

When he's released he'll have to register as a sex offender for the remainder of his life.

As part of a plea agreement, Smith said, Ellington admitted to sexual assaulting a child in 2008. 

During his sentencing hearing on Monday he said he performed sexual acts on a child in Biloxi, as well as in a home in George County.

"During his plea, he blamed alcohol intoxication for his lack of judgment in committing his crimes", said Assistant District Attorney George Huffman, who prosecuted the case. "But as the judge informed him, voluntary intoxication is no defense for such a crime."

According to Mississippi law, sex crime sentences must be served day for day without early release or parole.

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