Father Pleads Guilty to Not Paying Child Support for 6 Years

May 2, 2018

A Hinds County father must pay back more than $16,000 to make up for failing to pay his daughter’s child support for six years, announced Attorney General Jim Hood.

Hinds County Circuit Court Judge Winston Kidd ordered 38-year-old Terrance Demon Burns to pay $16,340 in restitution after failing to pay child support for nearly six years. Burns, who pleaded guilty to the charge, was sentenced to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with all five years suspended. Three of those years will be on supervised probation followed by two years unsupervised.

“Anyone who abandons their duty as a parent must pay for it, and I thank Judge Kidd for seeing to it that this mother and child are properly repaid for what this father failed to do,” said General Hood.

This case was prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorney General Kimberly Purdie of the AG’s Child Desertion Unit.

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