Harrison County

Man to serve 20 years for impregnating teen

GULFPORT — A 48-year-old man has been sentenced to serve 20 years day-for-day for the sexual battery of a girl who was 14 when she became pregnant with his child nearly 10 years ago.

Circuit Judge John Gargiulo sentenced John Anthony Hayes on a guilty plea today in Harrison County Circuit Court.

There is no statute of limitations on charges of sexual battery.

Read more in the Sun Herald on Wednesday.