Defendant Jarvis Gray, 29, who was convicted in May of rape of a child and aggravated sexual battery, was sentenced Thursday by Criminal Court Judge Lee Coffee.
The young girl told authorities that the incidents happened in the family home on Faxon when Gray would watch her and her siblings when the parents were away. Gray had been living with the family, but was not related to them.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Dru Carpenter and Cavett Ostner of the DA’s Special Victims Unit (SVU) which prosecutes cases of child sexual abuse and severe physical abuse of child victims; rape and aggravated rape of adult victims, and abuse of elderly and vulnerable adults.
SVU reviews child-victim cases with Shelby County’s multi-agency Child Protection Investigative Team.