Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced that William Findley Holman, Jr. of Richland, was sentenced to 25 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections for Sexual Battery of a child.
On October 25, 2021, the Richland Police Department received a referral from the Mississippi Child Protection Services (CPS) regarding Holman abusing a minor child. After the child had disclosed to her mother that Holman had touched her inappropriately, her mother took her to the doctor. The report to CPS came from the medical provider and stated that the abuse took place at Holman’s home in Richland.
Children’s Advocacy Center then interviewed the child, during which the minor child disclosed that Holman performed sexual acts on her on multiple occasions.
The Richland Police Department interviewed Holman, and he admitted to some of the allegations. Rather than proceed to trial on all his charges, Holman pled guilty on May 16, 2022. Judge Brad Mills sentenced him to 25 years for sexual battery involving a minor under the age of 14. Holman will be required to serve 20 years day for day in prison. He will then be placed on supervised probation for five years. In addition, he must register as a sex offender and will have no contact with his victim.
“I would like to thank the physician who started the reporting process, the Mississippi Child Protection Services, the Mississippi Children’s Advocacy Center, and the Richland Police Department for their efforts in putting Holman behind bars for the terrible things he did to this innocent child,” said Bramlett. “Our office will continue to prosecute crimes against children zealously.”