Crime

Teen says she was molested by a Gulfport man when she was 7 years old

Nicholas Wray Puffer
Nicholas Wray Puffer Courtesy of Harrison County Adult Detention Center

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.

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.

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