According to Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., 32-year-old Jayson Tamayo Galang, Jr., of Brandon, was found guilty of one count of sexual battery by a Rankin County jury.
As a result, Galang will be sentenced by Judge Dewey Arthur on November 7, 2022.
He faces up to thirty years in prison and will be required to register as a sex offender.
On July 28, 2021, the Flowood Police Department received a call from Merit Health River Oaks regarding a sexual assault victim. The victim reported she knew Galang and that he had forced himself into her house and sexually assaulted her.
The Flowood Police interviewed the victim and Galang and took photos from the crime scene. The victim had a sexual assault examination performed at the hospital and a kit was administered and sent to the Mississippi Crime Lab for processing.
The Rankin County jury heard from the victim, the victim’s friend who spoke to her on the evening of the assault, a Flowood detective, the nurse practitioner who performed the sexual assault examination, and the forensic scientist with the Mississippi Crime Lab. In addition, the jury was shown a video of the defendant’s interview with the police.
After hearing the two-day testimony, the jury found Galang guilty of one count of sexual battery.
The potential penalty is zero to thirty years in prison and up to a $10,000 fine. In addition, Galang will have to register as a sex offender and have no contact with the victim. Any sentence imposed on Galang will be served day-for-day without the possibility of parole or early release.
“This case is an example of everyone doing their part to help provide services and justice to the victim,” stated District Attorney Bramlett. “Thank you to the nurse, the hospital, the Flowood Police Department, the forensic scientist at the Mississippi Crime Lab, and the Rankin County citizens who served on the jury. Our office will continue to zealously prosecute these violent crimes.”