December 7, 2022

Rankin County Man Sentenced After Sexual Battery Conviction

Morgan Howard

Source: Rankin Co. SO

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced that Jayson Tamayo Galang, Jr., 32, of Brandon, was sentenced to thirty years after being convicted of one count of sexual battery by a Rankin County jury.

The judge suspended ten years of his sentence leaving twenty years for him to serve. That time will have to be served day for day without any chance of early release or parole.

He will be placed on five years of supervised probation after his release from prison. Galang will also have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.

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 home 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.

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