A former Hinds County Sheriff’s Deputy will spend at least five years in prison and have to register as a sex offender.
On Tuesday, Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Tomie T. Green sentenced Jason Pittman, 26, of Jackson, to 15 years in prison with 5 years to serve and 10 years suspended. Pittman pleaded guilty to two counts of sexual battery on a 15-year-old.
Pittman was initially arrested in November 2018. At the time of the crime, he worked as a music minister at a church in Terry.
Attorney General Jim Hood thanked the Judge for her sentence and the investigators who worked on the case. Hood said, ” All of those who commit these types of inexcusable crimes should expect to be arrested and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.”
We have reached out to Sheriff Victor Mason to determine when Pittman was employed with the Hinds County Sheriff’s Department and whether he was a deputy at the time of the crime.