Jury Recommends 120 yrs for Nelson Man on Sex Charges

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A jury has recommended 120 years for a Nelson County man who sexually abused a teenager.

James Jessup has been found guilty of aggravated sexual battery, forcible sodomy, and object penetration.

Broken down, the jury recommended the following sentence: for three counts aggravated sexual battery, 20 years each and $100,000 fine each. For one count forcible sodomy, 30 years and one count object sex penetration, 30 years.

He could face 120 years behind bars and pay a $300,000 fine.

He will be sentenced in August.

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