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Man arrested for sexual abuse of person with mental disability

Justin Amos. Photo courtesy of AG Jim Hood's Office.

According to a release from Attorney General Jim Hood, A Scott County man was arrested Wednesday for having sex with a mentally challenged man.

The release stated that 18-year old Jason Amos of Forest, turned himself in to authorities last week after a Scott County grand jury indicted him earlier this month on one count of sexual battery.

The release says that the man was not able to consent due to his mental capacity.

If convicted, Amos faces up to 20 years in prison. Bond information for Amos was not released.

This case was investigated by Trey Rogers with the AG’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, with assistance from the Scott County Sheriff’s Department. It will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Katie Moulds.

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