Police arrested a D’Iberville man Wednesday who is accused of having sex with an underage girl.
Officers booked the man on a charge of statutory rape following an investigation into a complaint made by the girl’s parent. The mother reported that in late May, the man had sexual intercourse with her 15-year-old daughter, Gulfport police spokesman Sgt. Josh Bromen said.
Based on the information received, investigators obtained a warrant for the man’s arrest and took him into custody without incident at a home in the 10000 block of Creosote Road, Bromen said.
The man is being held in the Harrison County jail in lieu of a $50,000 bond set by Harrison County Justice Court Judge Dianne Ladner.
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