Stone County man formally sentenced to 75 years (900 months) in sexual assault case

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Matthew Brian Ming, 38, was formally sentenced Tuesday, Aug. 14, in Stone County Circuit Court after coming to a negotiated plea of guilty on numerous counts. The sentencing was delayed by District Judge Tim Weaver in order for the victim in the case to make a statement in court.

The final negotiated plea of guilty included 23 counts of sexual assault in the second degree; 23 counts of introducing a controlled substance into the body of another; 31 counts of video voyeurism; two counts of violation of an order of protection; and 10 counts of intimidating a witness. His sentence carries a term of 900 months (75 years) in prison. Ming was also fined $1,500 and will have to pay court and other costs of $1,370.

The sentencing order also said Ming shall have no contact with the victim.

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Matthew Ming arrives for his sentencing on Tuesday at Stone County Circuit Court

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