Following investigation and prosecution by Attorney General Lynn Fitch’s Office, Todd King of Brandon, Mississippi pleaded guilty to one count of 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 served with the Mississippi Department of Mental Health and the Mississippi Department of Corrections in a high-ranking capacity, as well as previously serving at the Jackson and Brandon police departments.
King was also previously arrested in 2018 and charged with domestic violence, which resulted in his termination from MDOC. In 2019, his home in Pearl was searched when other allegations spawned approval of a search warrant.
He will be required to register as a sex offender. And, King, a former Brandon Police Officer, will be required to permanently surrender his law enforcement credentials.
“Todd King abused his position of authority to prey on this young girl,” said Attorney General Lynn 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.”See a typo? Report it here.