14-year-old charged as adult for sexual assault on 10-year-old in Ocean Springs

Ocean Springs teen charged with sex act

OCEAN SPRINGS — A 14-year-old has been arrested and charged with sexual battery of a 10-year-old.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Department arrested him Tuesday and said he would be charged as an adult.

The Criminal Investigation Division received a complaint and conducted an investigation into the allegation Dauphin had sex with the child, who was 10 at the time.

He was released on a $10,000 bond.

— Karen Nelson