Man charged with statutory rape in Jones county

JONES COUNTY, Miss - This is a press release from the Jones County Sheriff Department.

The Jones County Sheriff’s Department received a Law Enforcement Referral Packet from the Department of Human Services on January 13, 2016. The packet was created after a mother had taken her juvenile daughter to the Health Department over concerns of a possible sexual encounter with an adult male.

Jones County Sheriff’s Investigators set up a forensic interview and discovered the 15 year old victim had a sexual encounter with Kezin Carter, 37, when she was 14 years old.

Carter was picked up at a Jasper County residence by Jasper County Sheriff’s Department and brought to Jones County for interviewing. Carter admitted to two separate sexual encounters with the victim and acknowledged knowing the victim’s age.

Carter was charged with two counts of Statutory Rape and is being held at the Jones County Adult Detention Center. His initial appearance will be on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 10:30am at Jones County Justice Court.

For any additional information as it comes available, feel free to contact Allyson Knotts at 601-428-3151.

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