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Former Flora Police Chief pleads guilty to molesting children

Source: Madison County Source: Madison County
MADISON COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A former police chief has been sentenced for sex crimes against children.

59-year-old James Alderman was arrested back in July for gratification of lust involving three children under the age of 6.

According to the affidavit, the fondling incidents occurred at Alderman's home on Wilder Drive in Flora, where his wife Lori runs a daycare.

The affidavit said that the incidents occurred between December 2014 and January 2015 and states Alderman "did willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously for the purpose of gratifying his lust or indulging his depraved licentious sexual desires, handle, touch or rub with hands, mouth, and penis" the children. 

Madison County Circuit Court Judge Steve Ratcliff sentenced the former Flora police chief to 15 years on each of the three counts against him, to be served concurrently.

Seven of those years will be suspended, so he'll serve 8 years in state prison, followed by 5 years of probation.

His 2 charges involve touching the 3 children inappropriately. 

MBI and Madison County Sheriff's Office have been handling the investigation since July of 2015.

Beginning today, Judge Ratcliff ordered Alderman to have no contact with either the children nor their family members

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