January 6, 2023

Greenville Man Arrested For Sexual Battery And Fondling Children Under 14-Years-Old

Morgan Howard

A Greenville man was convicted of Sexual Battery and Fondling, according to District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson.
Larry Woodard was convicted on a multi-count indictment charging him with three (3) counts of Sexual Battery and one (1) count of Fondling. With trial set to begin on Tuesday, January 3, 2023, before Judge Carol White-Richard in the Circuit Court of Washington County, Woodard chose instead to plead guilty to the charges brought against him.
Facing multiple counts of Sexual Battery, as well as Fondling, Woodard was adjudicated guilty and sentenced to serve a term of twenty years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections, with fifteen of those years to be served in prison.
Due to the sexual nature of Woodard’s crimes, he will not be eligible for early release or parole and must serve the entire sentence behind bars.
The crimes for which Woodard was convicted stem from incidents involving a child under fourteen (14) years of age, occurring between 2018 and 2021, while Woodard was a resident of Greenville.
At the time of his arrest, Woodard was located living in Indiana before being transported back to Greenville to face his charges. As part of his sentence, Woodard is required to register as a convicted sex offender and must follow all of the requirements that entail sex offender registration.
The case against Woodard was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney M. Austin Frye, who expressed his gratitude towards the Greenville Police Department, as well as the minor victim’s guardian, in their thorough investigation and relentless pursuit of justice for the minor child.

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