Man from Ravenswood receives prison sentence of 554-1,210 years

In Ravenswood, a man was handed a significant prison sentence, according to reports from WTAP.

According to the Jackson County Sheriff’s Department, John Lawson has been sentenced to 554-1,210 years in prison.

On Friday, October 20th, 2023, the sheriff’s department made an announcement regarding the sentence.

In December 2022, Lawson was found guilty of 136 sexual offenses after a trial that lasted a week.

As per the statement from the Jackson County West Virginia Sheriff’s Department, Lawson has been found guilty in what has been described as a repugnant and abhorrent case.

According to reports, Lawson has been found guilty of a staggering 30 counts of incest, 30 counts of second-degree sexual assault, 52 counts of sexual abuse by parent, 22 counts of first-degree sexual abuse, and two counts of solicitation of a minor via computer. The gravity of these charges cannot be overstated, and the impact on the victims is immeasurable. This is a tragic reminder of the devastating effects of sexual abuse and the importance of holding perpetrators accountable for their actions. It is crucial that we continue to raise awareness about this issue and work towards creating a safer and more just society for all.

Lawson has been held at the South Central Regional Jail.

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