Crime

Teen accuses of man of sexual assaults at his home

Antonio Bernard Jenkins
Antonio Bernard Jenkins

HARRISON COUNTY -- A parolee has been arrested on charges alleging he sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl while she visited his home.

Antonio Bernard Jenkins, 37, of North White Swan Drive, was arrested Tuesday on three counts of sexual battery.

His arrest came after deputies responded to a hospital, where a girl told investigators the sexual assaults occurred while her foster mother was out of town and she was left in Jenkins' care, Sheriff Troy Peterson said.

Jenkins was taken to the Harrison County jail.

Justice Court Judge Brandon Ladner set bonds that total $225,000.

Jenkins isn't eligible to post bond. He's been on parole for convictions on burglaries from 2013 and 2014. He is held with no bond on parole warrants.

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