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12-27-2017, 11:35 AM

Court upholds Escambia County sex offender's life sentence
Updated 12:36 p.m. CT Dec. 27, 2017


An appellate court upheld the sentence of an Escambia County man serving a life sentence, plus 30 years, for sex crimes against a juvenile.

In June 2016, James Anthony Stevenson, 34, was convicted of two counts of lewd or lascivious molestation, one count of lewd or lascivious conduct and one count of lewd or lascivious exhibition.

Stevenson appealed his most recent convictions, claiming he was denied a fair trial because the court allowed the 8-year-old victim to testify from a chair directly in front of the jury box.