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Published: February 13, 2020


22ND JUDICIAL DISTRICT ATTORNEY, BRENT COOPER, TOOK TO SOCIAL MEDIA TODAY TO REPORT THAT AFTER 30 MINUTES OF DELIBERATIONS, A LAWRENCE COUNTY JURY HAS FOUND SIMON PORTER GUILTY OF AGGRAVATED RAPE OF A CHILD AND AGGRAVATED CHILD ABUSE.  PORTER WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY IN NOVEMBER 2018 AFTER BEING CHARGED OF RAPING HIS 16 MONTH OLD SON.  A SENTENCING HEARING WILL BE SCHEDULED IN THE NEAR FUTURE. MR. PORTER FACES A POSSIBLE SENTENCE OF 40 - 85 YEARS IN PRISON.