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      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.

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