A Coldwater man has been sentenced to state prison after pleading guilty to charges of fondling.
Tate County Circuit Court records indicate Willie James Forest Jr., 70, was ordered to serve two 10-year sentences, concurrently or simultaneously, on two counts of fondling in Mississippi Department of Corrections. He had two counts of sexual battery remanded to the file.
Forest was indicted by the Tate County Grand Jury on charges of fondling and sexual battery in October of 2020. He was officially charged in August of 2020 following an investigation by the Coldwater Police Department and held at the Tate County Jail until his sentencing in circuit court.