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Ex-Moss Point campus policeman accused in sex crimes against teen girls

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MOSS POINT -- A former Moss Point High School campus police officer has been indicted on felony charges of sex crimes against at least two former students and one other girl while they were minors.

A Jackson County grand jury indicted Kevin Sylvester Williams, 50, on three counts of touching of a child for lustful purposes and one count of sexual battery, all while in a position of trust or authority over the minors.

According to the indictments, Williams is accused of inappropriately touching the buttocks of a 15-year-old student between Oct. 1, 2009, and Nov. 30, 2009.

In addition, he's accused of having sex with a 16-year-old student and touching her breasts at times between Oct. 1, 2009, and Nov. 30, 2009.

Between Aug. 1, 2010, and May 31, 2011, Williams is accused of touching and kissing another girl's breast. The 14-year-old was not a Moss Point High student but Williams held a position of authority over her as well, records say.

Williams has pleaded not guilty.

He had a court appearance earlier this month.

Shannon Vincent, Moss Point Schools superintendent, issued a statement Thursday.

"We do not comment on any ongoing investigation or personnel matters but what I can tell you is that Kevin Williams is no longer an employee with the Moss Point School District," the statement said. She said Williams worked as a campus police officer from Aug. 4, 1999, to May 13, 2011.

Williams, who lists an address in Pascagoula in court records, is free on bond.

Sexual battery carries a maximum sentence of 30 years in prison. Touching of a child for lustful purposes is punishable by up to 15 years for those found guilty of committing the crimes while in a position of trust or authority.

Court records indicate Williams is employed at Ingalls Shipbuilding.

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