Sentencing Set in Neshoba County Sexual Abuse Case

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Jackson, Miss.

A federal judge has scheduled a Dec. 12 sentencing hearing in a sexual abuse case from Neshoba County.

Kotelia Thompson was indicted May 14 and was charged with one count each of sexual abuse of a minor and abusive sexual contact. He pleaded guilty Monday to the abusive sexual contact charge.

The indictment said the abuse happened in August and September 2011 with a girl who was under the age of 16 on land belonging to the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians in Neshoba County.

Thompson is charged in U.S. District Court in Jackson.