Crime

D’Iberville man accused in assault on woman he met on social media

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A D’Iberville man arrested Tuesday is accused of sexually assaulting a woman he met on social media, Ocean Springs police Capt. William Jackson said Wednesday.

The woman told authorities she began talking to 31-year-old man on social media before the two agreed to meet at Front Beach.

The man became aggressive with her and sexually assaulted her during their meeting Saturday. The pair had driven to the beach in separate vehicles, but got out of their cars and were sitting together on the beach when he assaulted her, Jackson said.

The woman was able to get away, Jackson said, but managed to get his car tag number before driving away.

Municipal Judge Matthew Mestayer set the man’s bond at $50,000. He has bonded out of jail.

The Sun Herald does not identify suspects in sex crimes unless they have been arrested on more than one felony charge.

Margaret Baker: 228-896-0538, @Margar45

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