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Man charged with sexual battery

An Alcorn County man was charged with sexual battery after a county deputy checked a vehicle parked at a church.

Justin Huffman, 29, of County Road 100, was arrested on Wednesday and charged with the offense. He remained in custody as of noon Monday with bond set at $10,000.

Sheriff Ben Caldwell said the arrest happened about 11:30 p.m. when Deputy Mike Billingsley checked a vehicle parked at Clear Creek Church on County Road 301 and occupied by a male and female. A records check revealed that Huffman had an outstanding failure to appear warrant, and he was arrested. The female passenger in the vehicle was under the age of 14, leading to further investigation.

After an inquiry by Chief Investigator Heath Thomas, it was discovered that Huffman had met the female and they had sexual intercourse, the sheriff said.