Man Receives 40-Year Sentence for Sexual Battery involving a 4-Year Old Girl
Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Michael Guest announced today that Tawarius Donta Sanders was sentenced to serve 40 years for sexual battery involving a 4-year old girl. Sanders will be required to serve twenty years of the sentence without the possibility of probation, parole or early release. The last twenty years of his sentence will be suspended and he will also have to register as a sex offender. Upon his release he will be on supervised probation for five years.
On December 29, 2012, the Canton Police Department was contacted by the Madison River Oaks Hospital regarding a four year child girl, who was a victim of sexual assault. The mother of the child informed law enforcement that her daughter had been to Sanders’ home and when she returned confided in her mother what had occurred. After learning of the abuse the mother immediately sought medical help for her child.
Guest concluded, “The Canton Police Department and the Mississippi State Crime Laboratory did an outstanding job of investigating this case and obtaining the hard evidence we needed to prosecute and convict Sanders. Without their hard work Sanders would still be walking the streets and exposing our children to harm.”
District Attorney Michael Guest was sworn into office in January 2008 and represents the Twentieth Judicial District, Madison and Rankin Counties. For more information regarding the District Attorney’s office, please visit
Name: Tawarus Donta Sanders
Address: 411 McKinley StreetDate of Birth: 8/24/86
Kingfish note: Compare this case to Tomie Green, who illegally suspends five years from a man who molests his own daughter.