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.