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Moss Point man pleads guilty in child sex abuse case

Samuel David Hannah, Jr., 58, pleaded guilty to two counts of Touching of a Child for Lustful Purposes. (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.) Samuel David Hannah, Jr., 58, pleaded guilty to two counts of Touching of a Child for Lustful Purposes. (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
MOSS POINT, MS (WLOX) -

A Moss Point man who admitted to sexually abusing a young girl will spend the next 13 years in prison. 

Samuel David Hannah, Jr., 58, was charged with two counts of Touching of a Child for Lustful Purposes. The crimes occurred over a period of six years, starting when the girl was just nine, and Hannah was her caretaker. 

"All too often we see adults abuse the trust placed in them by children in order to satisfy their lustful desires. Children should be protected by adults, not abused by them," District Attorney Tony Lawrence said. 

Thursday, Judge Dale Harkey sentenced Hannah to a total of 15 years in prison, 13 of which must be served day for day. The remaining two years will be served on Post Release Supervision. 

On the second count, Hannah was sentenced to 15 years on Post Release Supervision, which will run consecutively to Count One. He must pay a total fine of $1,000, all costs of court, and $250 to the Crime Victim Compensation Fund, and $1000 assessment to the Mississippi Children’s Trust Fund. 

"I commend the investigation of the Moss Point Police Department on this case, who helped hold the defendant accountable for his actions upon this young girl. The victim’s family was satisfied with the sentencing recommendation and I am glad that we were able to resolve this case without the victim having to relive the trauma by testifying at trial," Assistant District Attorney NeShondria Ellerby said.

Hannah is to have no contact with the victim and must register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

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