A jury deliberated through the midnight hour, and ultimately found James Neal Bynum guilty on two counts of sexual assault, class B felonies. With Judge Jerry Don Ramey presiding, the jury heard testimony over the span of four days.
The sentencing phase began immediately following the guilty verdict. Bynum was sentenced to five years for count one, and five years for count two. That sentence is to be served consecutively, and he must be registered
Bynum, who was convicted in 2015, was found guilty on 10 counts of sexual assault in the fourth degree, a class D Felony and two counts of sexual assault in the second degree, a class B felony. After finding Bynum guilty, the jury handed down a 100 year sentence. In 2017, Court of Appeals Judge Kenneth Hixson reversed a portion of Bynum’s sentence and remanded it back to Scott County.
Bynum’s trial began on Tuesday, October 29. The prosecutor’s office charged Bynum with two counts of felony sexual assault in the second degree. After the guilty verdict and sentencing was handed down, Bynum was taken into custody.