State Attorney Bill Eddins announced  Donzell Kevin Nuckles was sentenced today to 330 years in prison by Santa Rosa Circuit Judge John L. Miller.  A Santa Rosa County Jury convicted Nuckles on February 27 of ten counts of Sexual Battery Upon A Child by a Person in Familial or Custodial Authority and two counts of Lewd or Lascivious Molestation for crimes he committed against three young girls when he and his family lived in Pace.

Between February 2011 and October 2012, Nuckles, 40 years of age, committed various sexual offenses against his three victims, who ranged in age from 12 to 17 years old at the time the crimes were committed.  The abuse was reported to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office in November, 2012 and was investigated by Dectective Larry Tynes.  All three victims testified during the trial about the abuse they suffered.  As a result of the sexual abuse, one of the girls became pregnant and gave birth to the defendant’s child.  DNA evidence introduced at trial revealed that Nuckles was the father of that child. The case was prosecuted by Assistant State Attorney Stephanie G. Pace.