Three trials, three convictions in Escambia

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Three jury trials in Escambia County (Ala.) Circuit Court ended with three convictions last week with juries returning guilty verdicts from sodomy to promoting prison contraband.

Geovanni Xavier Ginett, 24, 7305 North Century Boulevard, Century, was found guilty of sodomy I and sexual abuse II. He was charged with rape I, sodomy I and assault III. On the rape charge, the jury found him guilty of the lesser offense of sexual abuse II, which is a misdemeanor. The jury also found him not guilty of assault III.

Ginett was prosecuted by assistant district attorneys Todd Stearns and Kim Pettis. Sodo...