Pass woman sentenced for child sex crime

Pass woman sentenced for child sex crime
Kristina Lynn Crose, 31, was sentenced on one count of gratification of lust. (Source: Office of Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood)

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A Pass Christian woman will spend the next nine years behind bars after pleading guilty to fondling a minor child. Kristina Lynn Crose, 31, was sentenced Monday on one count of gratification of lust.

Harrison County Circuit Judge Lisa Dodson sentenced her to 15 years in prison with nine years to serve, followed by three years of supervised probation. Crose was ordered to pay $1,000 to the Children’s Trust Fund, $300 to the Crime Victims Fund, and must register as a sex offender.

“The abuser in these types of cases is usually someone in a position of trust,” Attorney General Jim Hood explained, in announcing the sentencing. “I cannot stress enough the importance of being aware of suspicious actions and reporting such to authorities, because it could save an innocent child’s life.”

A second person was also charged in this case, but has since died.

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