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Sexual battery suspect jailed

A Hurley man is in jail this morning, charged with sexual battery of a 13-year-old, Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said.

The 19-year-old suspect was arrested Tuesday without incident at his home in northeast Jackson County. He’s accused of having sexual intercourse with the teen in the last year.

He was jailed in Jackson County on a $50,000 bond. The Sun Herald does not identify suspects in sex crimes unless they’ve been charged with more than one felony crime.

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