A Criminal Court jury took just 35 minutes to convict defendant Ricky Jordan of aggravated sexual battery in February. He was sentenced Wednesday by Judge Jennifer Nichols.
The victim told jurors that Jordan began sexually abusing him in 2009 when he was just four years old and that the abuse continued for several years. He said Jordan would say he was “fixing him” when the abuse would occur.
The case was handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. Devon Lepeard of the DA’s Special Victims Unit (SVU) and Asst. Dist. Atty. Paige Munn.
The SVU 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. The unit reviews child-victim cases with Shelby County’s multi-agency Child Protection Investigative Team.