A Booneville man has pleaded guilty to charges of sexual battery and the mother of the victims to charges of child neglect for permitting the abuse.

Jamey Paul Burrage, 41, pleaded guilty Monday to multiple sexual battery offenses and was sentenced to serve 28 years mandatory with a total of 84 years suspended by Circuit Court Judge Paul Funderburk and will be required to register as a sex offender, reports District Attorney John Weddle. Burrage also faces 13 additional charges in the state of Georgia.

Elizabeth Naomi Taylor, 37, pleaded guilty last Friday to multiple counts of child neglect for “permitting the continuing sexual abuse of her two children by co-defendant Jamey Burrage”, said Weddle. Taylor was sentenced to serve nine years mandatory with a total of 31 years suspended by Circuit Court Judge John White. She will also be required to register as a sex offender and is prohibited from having any future contact with the victims in the cases.

Taylor also agreed to testify against Burrage if his case had gone to trial.

The cases were investigated by the Prentiss County Sheriff’s Department and the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.

Banner Independent Editor

Managing editor of the Daily Corinthian’s sister newspaper, Booneville’s Banner-Independent, Brant Sappington has been a member of the Daily Corinthian family since 2001.

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