Waveland man gets 15 years for molesting
By Dwayne Bremer
Feb 4, 2014, 21:19
A circuit court judge on Monday sentenced a Waveland man to serve 15 years in jail after the man pled guilty to two counts of touching a child for lustful purposes.
Circuit Court Judge John Gargiulo accepted the plea of Gregory L. Gill, 51, on Monday and sentenced him to 30 years, with 15 years being suspended.
Authorities arrested Gill in October 2012 after the victim, who was 12 at the time, told a family member what had been happening and the family member reported the matter to the Hancock County Sheriff's Office.
Chief Investigator Glen Grannan said at the time that Gill had molested the girl--who was six when the assaults began-- on several occasions during a five-year period.
Gill apparently fled to Alabama after learning of the charges on him, authorities said.
Gill was eventually arrested and has remained in custody since his arrest.
Gill will be given credit for the time he has already served, but he will have to serve the remainder of his 15-year sentence day-for-day.
Upon his release, he will be required to register as a sex offender and be placed on probation for five years.