Man Gets Life in Prison for Child Sexual Assault

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McComb, Miss.

A Mississippi man has been sentenced to life in prison for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old girl.

25-year-old David Jamel McGowan, of McComb, was sentenced this week by Pike County Circuit Court Judge Mike Taylor.

Taylor also fined McGowan $5,000.

McGowan, who had maintained his innocence, was convicted last week on a sexual battery charge. The incident took place in March 2012.

McGowan cursed and thrashed as he was led out of the courtroom, and attempted to kick out the window on a jail transport van before being taken to the county jail.