A Gulfport man has been arrested on three felony counts of touching of a child for lustful purposes.
Nicholas Puffer, 38, was arrested after a report filed by the female victim, now 18, said Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson in a press release.
She alleged Puffer had molested her between the ages of 7-11 in Pass Christian.
After investigators conducted interviews, a warrant for Puffer’s arrest was issued, and he was arrested at his place of employment in Ocean Springs with the assistance of city police.
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Puffer lives in the 800 block of Oakleigh Avenue in Gulfport.
He is being held in Harrison County jail in lieu of a $300,000 bond set by Justice Court Judge Diane Ladner.