A 58-year-old man is being held on a charge of touching a child for lustful purposes after police say he "touched" a 6-year-old girl.
Parents reported Monday that their 6-year-old girl told them she had been touched, Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said. Through the investigation and interviews, deputies identified the 58-year-old man as the suspect, Peterson said.
A warrant was obtained for the man and Long Beach police arrested him during a traffic stop Tuesday.
The man is being held at the Harrison County jail on a $150,000 bond set by Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner.
The Sun Herald does not identify suspects in sex crime cases unless they are arrested on more than one charge, have been indicted or are in a position of trust, such as a teacher, a coach or a doctor.