BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. — A Diamondhead man has been sentenced to 35 years in prison after being convicted of sexual battery in Hancock County.
The Sea Coast Echo reports (http://bit.ly/MPSWzi) that John Edward Corser was accused of having sex with his stepdaughter in 2009. Prosecutors say the girl was 12.
Corser was convicted of two counts of sexual battery on Friday and was sentenced immediately. Corser faced a maximum sentence of life in prison.
Burney says she will appeal the decision.