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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Southern District of Mississippi

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Choctaw Man Pleads Guilty to Sexual Abuse of a Minor

 

Jackson, Miss. – Jaylon Thomas, 28, of Choctaw, Mississippi, pled guilty today before U.S. District Judge Daniel P. Jordan III to sexual abuse of a minor, announced U.S. Attorney Mike Hurst and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Freeze.

On October 16, 2015, the Choctaw Police Department responded to a call for assistance in the Pearl River Community. Officers were able to speak with the minor victim who was transported to the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson for treatment. Thomas admitted to his sexual abuse of the minor.

Judge Jordan will sentence Thomas on September 25, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in Jackson. He faces a maximum penalty of life in prison and a $250,000 fine.

The case was investigated by the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Police Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. It was prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Glenda R. Haynes.

Updated June 26, 2018