A former resident of Bay St. Louis is accused in a 2016 a sexual battery against a child.
Jeffrey Money, 32, was arrested Thursday on charges of sexual battery and touching a child for lustful purposes by a person in a position of trust.
He was taken to Hancock County jail under $1 million bond set by Judge Steven Maggio.
Police Lt. Don Gray said the criminal investigations division spent a year on the case after concerned parties who knew the child reported suspicions to the police.
Gray said investigators found enough evidence for a warrant and Money’s arrest.
Money was living in Bay St. Louis at the time of the alleged attack but had recently moved to Gulfport.