Crime

He was texting a girl who was only 13, police say. What he said to her landed him in jail.

A 53-year-old man is in custody after he sent inappropriate text messages to a 13-year-old girl, Gulfport police say.

Police say the father of the girl reported the messages Jan. 14 and provided them to police.

The Gulfport man is an acquaintance of the family, according to police.

The suspect was arrested on one charge of enticement of a child to meet for sexual purposes and taken to Harrison County jail.

Harrison County Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner set bond at $100,000.

The Sun Herald does not identify those accused of a sex crime unless they are arrested on two or more felony counts.

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