David Joe Glasco, 38, was convicted Thursday in Prentiss County Circuit Court of sexual battery and sentenced to 35 years in prison to be served day for day without the possibility of parole. He must also register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.
He was arrested after his five-year-old victim reported the abuse to a teacher.
“When Glasco committed this atrocious sex crime and thought he could take advantage of a small defenseless child without a fight, he didn’t consider the resolve of our investigators, our local agencies dedicated to assisting child victims and our prosecution team. The Prentiss County Sheriff’s Department, Family Resource Center, teachers who take their responsibilities seriously, a very brave child and many others are to be commended for their diligence in this case,” said District Attorney John Weddle.
The case was investigated by sheriff’s department investigator Roy Ragin and prosecuted by assistant district attorneys Kimi Kitchens and Kyle Robbins.
Glasco was among three inmates from the Prentiss County Jail who escaped earlier this month and were recaptured after making their way to Colbert County, Ala.