Jury Finds Nelson Co. Man Guilty of Several Sex Crimes

Nelson Co., VA - A jury has found a Nelson County man guilty of several sex charges.

Friday, a jury found James Jessup guilty of three counts of aggravated sexual battery, one count of forcible sodomy and one count of object sexual penetration.

The jury recommended a total of 120 years and $300,000 in fines: 20 years in prison for each aggravated sexual battery charge with a $100,000 fine on each battery charge and 30 years for forcible sodomy and 30 years for object sexual penetration.

Formal sentencing is set for August 13 at noon.