A Nicholson man has been found guilty of aggravated child molestation.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Edward Garrett, 54, of Nicholson for child molestation on Aug. 1.

On August 19, a Jackson County Grand Jury indicted Garrett for aggravated child molestation, child molestation and cruelty to children in the first degree.

A Jackson County Jury found Garrett guilty March 11 on all counts, and the judge sentenced Edward Garrett to life with the first 25 years to be served in confinement.

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