Madison and Rankin Counties’ District Attorney Bubba Bramlett announced today that Cullen Royce Fields was sentenced to 25 years after being found guilty of sexual battery by a jury.
Fields, 40, will serve all 25 years of his sentence in prison without the possibility of parole. He must register as a sex offender after he is released and can have no contact with the victim either while in custody or after his release.
On August 4, 2019, the Pearl Police Department received a complaint regarding Fields sexually assaulting an adult female. It was reported the rape took place at his home in Pearl.
The jury trial took place over the course of a few days. The defendant claimed that the sexual encounter was consensual. However, after hearing from multiple witnesses, including both the victim and the defendant, the jury found Fields guilty of sexual battery. He was sentenced by Judge Dewey Arthur on November 4, 2020 to 25 years in prison.
District Attorney Bramlett stated, “Our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with the victim, who was very courageous throughout this process. It takes a lot of courage to publicly testify about such a traumatic event. As for Mr. Fields, he will spend the next twenty-five years in prison. Anyone convicted of a sexual crime such as this will serve every single day of his sentence in prison. No exceptions – that’s the law.”
Name: Cullen Royce Fields
Date of Birth: 02/04/1980