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Sea Convicted On Five Counts

Staff Report

WATER VALLEY – Curtis Leonard Sea was found guilty Tuesday, March 3, of five counts of child molestation. The verdict came late in the afternoon after the jury had deliberated for one hour and 12 minutes.

The sexual battery and rape of children trial began Monday and included testimony from the victims, four young sisters ranging in age from two to eight.

The nine-count indictment was handed down by a Yalobusha County Grand Jury in June of 2007. Sea remained at large until August 15, 2008, when his photo appeared in the Herald with a plea for information about his whereabouts.

After receiving tips from the public, Water Valley Police and Yalobusha County Deputies captured Sea without incident on Hwy 32 East.

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