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Wesson man must pay $117K in back child support

A Wesson man who pleaded guilty Monday to three felony counts of non-support of a child must repay more than $117,000 in missed checks.

Rankin County Circuit Court Judge John H. Emfinger sentenced 46-year-old Jason Daniel LeCompte to five years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with five years suspended on post-release supervision for each count to run concurrent.

He must repay $117,079.57 for over seven years’ worth of missed support payments for his three children, Attorney General Jim Hood said.

“Taking care of your children is not an option in Mississippi,” Hood said. “Parents are required by law to uphold their monetary responsibility to their children or we’ll make them.”

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

The Office of the Attorney General prosecutes cases regarding unpaid child support when all other avenues are exhausted or if the case has been referred by the Department of Human Services. If you have a complaint regarding unpaid child support, please contact the DHS hotline at 877-882-4916.