George County man sentenced to 50 years in prison | Crime
Judge Kathy King Jackson sentenced a George County man to a total of 50 years in the Mississippi Department of Corrections, according to a statement from District Attorney Tony Lawrence.
Lawrence announced, Daniel Wayne Hoven, 47, was convicted of two counts of kidnapping, two counts of sexual battery and one count of burglary. Lawrence pleaded guilty on July 30 for all five counts.
His conviction comes after he held two women captive and assaulted them in their home in George County back in June 2011. Lawrence was reportedly an acquaintance of the two victims.
He will serve 50 years in prison and must pay $5,000 in court costs and $1,250 for the Crime Victim's Compensation Fund. He will also spend five years under post release supervision.
District Attorney Tony Lawrence stated, “Daniel Hoven moved into George County because of the hospitality of its citizens. He violated that trust by committing horrible acts upon a family in this community. The sentence of 50 years effectively prevents him from committing another violent act on law abiding citizens. While the victims will never be able to forget this horrible incident, I am glad they will be able to have some semblance of closure and can work to begin to put their lives back together after Mr. Hoven’s path of destruction.”
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