Greenville, MS- Frankie Cannon pled guilty in the Circuit Court of Washington County to two felony sex crimes on Monday morning District Attorney W. Dewayne Richardson announced. The 52 year old Cannon entered his guilty plea to the crimes of Sexual Battery of a Child and to Fondling a Child for Lustful Purposes for crimes that he committed against a minor who was under the age of twelve.
Cannon was sentenced to a total of twenty years with the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Cannon was ordered to serve fifteen years of that sentence in prison. The remaining five years will be spent on probation. Sentences for sex crimes are to be served day for day without the possibility of early release.
Cannon’s guilty plea brings to a close a case that first began in 2018 when it was reported by the minor victim that Cannon had assaulted her at home. The crime was then reported to and investigated by the Greenville Police Department. John L. Herzog Jr. prosecuted the case for the District Attorney’s Office.
“Nothing can ever bring back what was taken from this innocent child by the Defendant. It is our hope that she finds a measure of peace knowing that the Defendant will be locked away and unable to harm others,” Richardson said. The District Attorney’s Office appreciates the work that was done by the Greenville Police Department and the Mississippi Children’s Advocacy Center.