October 5, 2023

Brandon man sentenced to 25 years for sexual battery of a child

Therese Apel

Gino Giovanni Giammarco

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Bubba Bramlett announced that Gino Giovanni Giammarco, 50, of Brandon was sentenced to twenty-five years for sexual battery involving a minor child.

Giammarco will be required to serve 20 years, day-for-day of his sentence in prison, without the possibility of parole or early release. He will then be placed on supervised probation for five years.

He must register as a sex offender and will have no contact with his victim.

On October 10, 2022, the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a local hospital that a juvenile patient was there to be examined. The victim reported being previously sexually assaulted by the defendant. The Rankin County Sheriff’s Department sent a deputy to the hospital to gather information and obtain evidence. The victim had a forensic interview at the Parker Children’s Center, a child-friendly setting where the child can safely tell their story with professionals trained to interview children in a nonleading manner.

The Rankin County Sheriff’s Department interviewed witnesses, reviewed phone records and text messages, and interviewed the defendant. Giammarco confessed to committing some of the crimes. Based on the investigation, the defendant was charged with multiple sex crimes against the same victim during the summer of 2022.

In addition to the charge of sexual battery, Giammarco faced three other charges. On September 25, the morning of trial, rather than proceeding on all the charges, Giammarco pled guilty to the one count of sexual battery and was sentenced to 25 years for a sex crime involving a minor.

“Thank you to the Rankin County Sheriff’s Department, the Parker Children’s Center, and the local hospital for reporting and conducting a thorough investigation that led to getting this sex offender off our streets,” said Bramlett. “This is a great example of why mandatory reporting is necessary and helps victims. I am glad our office, with the help of others, was able to provide some justice for this victim.”

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