UPDATE: Lafayette County man sentenced for molestation

John Robert Westmoreland

Westmoreland was arrested in the summer of 2018.

Posted: Jan 15, 2019 2:11 PM

OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) - A judge recently sentenced a Lafayette County man to serve decades in prison for child molestation.

District Attorney Ben Creekmore says John Robert Westmoreland will serve the sentence day-for-day because it was a crime involving children.

The Mississippi Department of Corrections lists Westmoreland’s date of release as June 25, 2048.

He pleaded guilty to four counts of touching a child for lustful purposes in December.

Westmoreland was arrested in the summer of 2018. Investigators said his wife operated an after-school daycare.

RELATED: Man accused of molesting children at home daycare in Lafayette County 

The incidents happened at the daycare, investigators said.

His wife, Sherry Westmoreland, was arrested days after his.

RELATED: Wife now faces charges in daycare molestation case 

She was charged with contributing to the delinquency or neglect of children, as well as sex crimes against a minor-failure to make mandatory report.

Her case is still active.

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