Gulfport man to serve life sentence for sexual battery of child

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A man will spend the rest of his life in prison after being convicted of molesting a child for more than six years.

Judge Larry Bourgeois sentenced 67-year-old William Issac Arnold today after a three-day trial. The jury took just half an hour before returning the guilty verdict on the three counts of sexual battery. Arnold got life on the first count, 30 years on the second count and 30 years on the third count. The sentences will run concurrently.

The victim testified that Arnold molested her from the age of 12 until she was 18. The abuse was not disclosed for…

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