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Monday, 19 August 2019 14:23

Man Convicted of Sexually Abusing Children

Aug. 19, 2019 – A Memphis man has been convicted of sexually abusing children at his Whitehaven apartment where he had invited their parents for a barbecue, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
A Criminal Court jury found defendant Jimmie Liddell, 52, guilty on four counts of aggravated sexual battery, one count of attempted aggravated sexual battery, and one count of solicitation of a minor: to wit aggravated sexual battery.
Liddell was convicted of sexually molesting five boys and girls between ages 4 and 9 in April of 2016 inside his Whitehaven apartment while the parents of the children were tending the grill outside.
He is a previously convicted sex offender and faces more than 100 years in prison when he is sentenced Sept. 19 by Judge Lee Coffee.
The Liddell case was handled by Asst. Dist. Attys. Dru Carpenter and Alyssa Hennig of the DA’s Special Victims Unit 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.