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Guilty plea in former Brandon officer’s rape case

Attorney General’s office prosecuted Todd King, also a former MDOC and MSDH official

Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch’s office has announced a guilty plea in the case her office investigated and prosecuted of a former Brandon police officer charged with statuatory rape. 

Todd King pleaded guilty and was sentenced Monday in Rankin County Circuit Court to one count on statutory rape and one count of gratification of lust.  

King was sentenced by Rankin County Circuit Court Judge Bradley Mills to 20 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections (MDOC) on the count of Statutory Rape, with 5 years to serve, day for day, and to 15 years in the custody of MDOC on the count of Gratification of Lust, with 5 years to serve, day for day. The terms will be served concurrently and will be followed by 5 years of supervised probation. 

King will be required to register as a sex offender and must permanently surrender his law enforcement credentials.  

“Todd King abused his position of authority to prey on this young girl,” said Fitch. “She will have to live with the physical, psychological, and emotional wounds he has caused for her whole life. I am grateful to the adults in her life who stood up for her to put an end to the abuse and who will stand by her as she recovers.”

Few details surrounding the case were available, but King was reported to have been a high-ranking official in the Department of Corrections and the state Department of Health, in addition to being in the Jackson and Brandon police departments.  

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