JACKSON COUNTY, MS (WLOX) - A Jackson County jury found a man guilty of four counts of sexual battery of a child under the age of fourteen Thursday.
District Attorney Tony Lawrence said Damon Samhal Fagan committed the sex crimes on the minor between August 2007 and August 2008.
Judge Dale Harkey sentenced Fagan to serve 30 years in prison and 10 years under supervision when released. Fagan will also have to register as a sex offender.
"This child demonstrated amazing courage in first facing the abuse at the hands of the defendant, then talking to police and then testifying in open court," said Lawrence.
"30 years day-for-day is an appropriate punishment for someone who left a wake of destruction in this child's childhood."