Tuesday, February 19, 2019

20 Years for Sex Offender

Rankin-Madison District Attorney John Bramlett issued the following statement.


Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that Robert Lee McLaurin was sentenced to serve 20 years in jail for sexual battery involving a 17- year-old minor. He will have to serve his sentence day-for-day and register with the Mississippi Sexual Offender Registry.


On August 21, 2017, the Brandon Police Department responded to an apartment building in Brandon following a call that a minor had been sexually assaulted. When officers arrived, they were told by the caller that she walked into the kitchen to see a minor being pushed up against the sink by Robert Lee McLaurin.


McLaurin fled on foot, but was caught by officers and arrested.


Officers interviewed the victim and then escorted her to Blair E. Batson Hospital where medical personnel conducted a Sexual Assault Kit.

District Attorney Bramlett stated, “There will be strong consequences for those who commit sexually battery against a child. The laws of our society govern a process by which these dangerous and sick individuals will spend decades behind bars and now McLaurin can count himself amongst those.”,

District Attorney Bramlett concluded, “McLaurin used his position of trust to commit a heinous and terrible crime against a child. He has now been stopped and will go to prison for a very long time and will always be known as a sexual predator.”


Defendant:
Name: Robert Lee McLaurin, Rankin County, Mississippi
Date of Birth: January 14, 1983

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

May a carsick mongoose find solice in his hat.

Anonymous said...

To add insult to injury, his victim will be the gross old age of 37 when he gets out, but he may develop new tastes in his current play pen.

Anonymous said...

Not that it makes the crime of rape an less severe, but if he was born in 2000 and the crime took place in 2017, wasn't he technically a child as well?

My guess is that he was something more heinous to this crime. Something biblical like perhaps the victim was his sibling?

Or he was too poor for a good attorney.

Anonymous said...

The alleged victim is a 17 year old, not a child. Quit making it sound like he is a pedaphile.

Anonymous said...

So the defendant was also 17 at the time of arrest???

Anonymous said...

He was 17 and she was 17. What was the story?

Anonymous said...

“The laws of our society govern a process by which these dangerous and sick individuals will spend decades behind bars and now McLaurin can count himself amongst those.”

He was only 2 years older than she was (19 and 17). Sounds like he was a normal teenager. The sentence is a travesty of justice and has ruined the life of someone who was only acting like teenagers have acted since the dawn of man.

Anonymous said...

She’s 17, he’s 17. Mom walks in on them having sex in the kitchen. Girl insists it was rape.

Or maybe he really did rape her. Not enough detail to tell.

Anonymous said...

2:25, I'm with you. They were both minor teenagers in August of 2017. I pray there was a LOT more to the story.............

Anonymous said...

How 'bout keep your pants zipped up and you won't have to worry about being accused of things like this.

Anonymous said...

He's just a year into being an adult (over 18)? ...and she's not even a year shy of being one (under 18) herself? < Two years between them, both teenagers.

Agree with 2:32.. unless he was holding a knife to her, this is a gross travesty.

Anonymous said...

Battery is non consensual. This does not mean two teenagers acting like teenagers.

Anonymous said...

3:32 PM, 3:30 PM, 2:23 PM, 2:04 PM

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., want to send a message that a hard ass & he's tough on crime. Really makes him looks like a jerk, which I'm sure he is! If this was his son the DA would be singing another song.

Hope the teenager lawyer appeals this. Total a Miss carriage of JUSTICE.

Anonymous said...

"...saw a minor being pushed up against the sink". I hope this was not the extent of the testimony in court.

If this is all they had to go on, this boy was rail-roaded.

Anonymous said...

If there’s not more to this story, if this was just 2 teenagers and a vindictive parent, then Bubba needs to burn in hell.

Anonymous said...

Minors cannot give consent, so it’s automatically battery, even if the victim claimed consent.

Anonymous said...

Who the hell is John Bramlett? The D.A.'s name is Bubba.

Anonymous said...

Probably more to this story...

1) girl could have shown signs of being raped
2) boy could have threatened her in past
3) people are assuming they knew each other
4) people assume they were in a relationship
5) boy could have a record

And so on and so on

Anonymous said...

Verdict and sentence would be justified had she been 13 and he had been 28. Otherwise, this is a shit verdict.

Anonymous said...

If it wasn’t forcible, given the ages of both parties, it’s reprehensible.

Anonymous said...

5:04, KF and the other lawyers here can weigh in, but AIUI the age of consent in MS is 16. If this was consensual, no crime occurred.

Anonymous said...

This was sexual assault, battery not included.

Anonymous said...

Sexual battery requires penetration for y’all unschooled in law. He inserted one of his parts in hers. You
draw conclusions about matters and people without knowing anything about facts and in doing so spew falsehoods and defame victims, prosecutors and judges (who heard provable facts before imposing this sentence). Bubba Bramlett has prosecuted sex offenders for decades and along with law enforcement and judges has taken more sex perverts out of your neighborhoods than you know thus preventing abuse of other innocent children . Go sit in court sometime. Then come forth with an informed opinion.

Anonymous said...

Hey all you whiners and critics of District Attorney Bramlett. The district attorney didn’t convict him, a jury did. The D.A. Prosecutes the case, the defense attorney defends his client, the jury convicts or acquits, and the judge pronounces the sentence. That is the way the system works. If you don’t like it move to another country, maybe China or North Korea. They won’t bother with a trial. They will just shoot you in the head and be done with it.
Good job Bubba.

Anonymous said...

“Bubba” is a disgrace to the profession.

Anonymous said...

Hello 7:18 and 7:48. This is a blog of opinions and suppositions and parenthetical thoughts. You seem to ignore the fact that most every post you object to includes the words 'IF', 'otherwise', and/or 'I hope'. Those words, even to the most uneducated among us, seem to indicate the poster is asking for more information and not simply rendering some dumb-ass 'sideline verdict'.

Obviously none of us sat on the jury and none of us has all the facts presented to the jury. But neither do you, you sanctimonious twits.

Anonymous said...

This was a kangaroo court. We all know how this works. The DA and the judge are in cahoots and lawyers are pretty much helpless to defend a client. He would have done better in a murder trial.

Anonymous said...

Kingfish isn't it your job to give us some context here? Why do you think we come to this site?

Anonymous said...

Two things here.

Age of consent in Mississippi is 16, so this is not a minor child in that context.

Mississippi has a Romeo and Juliet exemption that allows an underage person to consent as long as the other person is within 2 years of their age.

So a 17-year-old cannot commit statutory rape against another 17-year-old. This would have to be a case of forcible rape, which a 17-year-old can certainly commit.

Anonymous said...

It’s tough to make any sense out of a lot of these sentences. If a cop was the one accused, we all know they would plea down to a misdemeanor and get probation.

Anonymous said...

Hmmm... a DA talks about two "teen agers," one is a "child" and the other, a brute who "abused a position of trust" and gets 20 years for sexual battery. Just thinking out loud here, but I'm going to go with, "what happens when a mentally-handicapped victim is 'raped' by someone with either a tenuous relationship-by-marriage (rather than direct blood, at least I hope) or in pseudo-caregiver role."

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