High court will not take up rape case

The Mississippi Supreme Court will not review a Clay County statutory rape case.

Posted: Mar. 2, 2018 1:47 PM
Updated: Mar. 2, 2018 1:51 PM

JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) - The Mississippi Supreme Court will not review a Clay County statutory rape case.

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Latrai Spraggins, 31, is serving 10 years after pleading guilty to having sex with a child under the age of 14.

Spraggins was indicted in 2009 and pleaded guilty to the charge in 2012.

He later appealed claiming he was never told he would be able to appeal his case if he pleaded guilty.

The appeal was filed outside a three-year deadline set in law, but the Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled the claim was without merit.

The state's highest court denied a request to review the case on Thursday.

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