Rankin County Jury Convicts Man of Three Counts of Sexual Battery Involving Minor Children

Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney John K. Bramlett, Jr., announced today that Jorge Carlos Aday-Cazorla was found guilty by a jury for three counts of sexual battery involving two young children.  He is scheduled to be sentenced in May, 2019.

On September 24, 2017, a Richland Police officer was stopped by the parents of the two young boys as he entered his patrol car at the police station.  They told him of the molestation that had occurred over the past couple of years by a male live-in friend.

As the investigation continued, one of the boy’s friends confirmed that the victims had been molested several times by Aday-Cazorla in the home where he forced them to perform sexual acts on him in the bedroom.

The children were referred to the Children’s Advocacy Center and one of the boys was scared to talk because he was told by Aday-Cazorla if he told someone he would be in trouble.  However, the second victim stated that he had indeed been sexually abused by Aday-Cazorla.

District Attorney Bramlett stated, “So often victims have had their experience trivialized, denied or destroyed because people like Aday-Cazorla scare them to the point where they do not tell adults what is happening to them.  In this case, the parents were brave enough to come to the police station and start an investigation that led to the jury finding Aday-Cazorla guilty of terrible and horrific crimes.”

District Attorney Bramlett concluded, “We will continue to work day and night to protect our children and if something like this happens law enforcement, prosecutors and the judicial system will make sure they pay the consequences for their crime.”

Defendant:

Name:              Jorge Carlos Aday-Cazorla                 

Date of Birth:   August 19, 1981