A Walton County jury has convicted Ponce de Leon resident Jerald Stinson of having sex with a mentally incapacitated person.
Stinson, 52, was arrested just over a year ago following a month-long investigation by the DeFuniak Springs Police Department.
He had bragged about having sex with the victim, and investigators obtained a statement from the victim acknowledging sexual intercourse, according to a report filed following Stinson’s arrest.
The victim, though an adult, was not able to give lawful consent to sexual acts, the report said.
Stinson was a long-time friend of the victim’s family.
Circuit Court Judge Kelvin Wells will impose sentence July 19, a news release from the First Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office said.
Stinson faces up to 30 years in prison.