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5 sentenced in Mississippi kidnapping

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JACKSON, Miss. (KNOE 8 News/AP) - Five people have been sentenced in the kidnapping of a girl from her elementary school in a family dispute over a piece of land and a portable storage shed.

The child was taken April 30 from East Kemper Elementary School in the Kemper County community of Scooba and dropped off unharmed near a stranger's mobile home the next day.

The five people sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Jackson were given terms ranging from eight months to a year.

Jesse Mae Brown Pollard, described as orchestrating the plot, is scheduled for sentencing Feb. 18. She faces 20 years to life.

Pollard's son, former University of Alabama basketball player Devonta Pollard, was allowed to avoid prosecution if he stays out of trouble for two years.

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