Fulton Man Sentenced For Statutory Rape

A 24 year old Fulton man has pleaded guilty to statutory rape, supplying liquor to a minor and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jonathan Ballard admitted to having sexual intercourse with a 15 year old girl at his apartment in June of 2016 after giving her liquor.

A search warrant executed on Ballard’s apartment found paraphernalia used to smoke marijuana.

Ballard was sentenced to 5 years for statutory rape, with the judge recommending he complete a shock incarceration before being considered for release.

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