Kristina Lynn Crose, of Pass Christian, will spend nine years in prison after pleading guilty to fondling a minor child, Attorney General Jim Hood announced.
The 31-year-old was sentenced Monday on one count of gratification of lust by Harrison County Circuit Judge Lisa Dodson. Judge Dodson sentenced her to 15 years in prison with nine years to serve followed by three years of supervised probation. Crose was ordered to pay $1,000 to the Children’s Trust Fund, $300 to the Crime Victims Fund, and register as a sex offender.
“The abuser in these types of cases is usually someone in a position of trust,” General Hood explained. “I cannot stress enough the importance of being aware of suspicious actions and reporting such to authorities, because it could save an innocent child’s life.”
This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorneys General Brandon Ogburn and Tina Herron of the AG’s Cybercrime Unit.
A total of 170 people have been convicted of child exploitation crimes to date by General Hood’s ICAC Task Force.