One Laurel man in jail for sexual battery

|This is a press release from the Jones County Sheriff's Department

JONES COUNTY, Miss. - On November 17, 2016, a Child Protection Services employee contacted the Jones County Sheriff’s Department in reference to a juvenile being inappropriately touched.

The male child told authorities he had been inappropriately touched on more than one occasion by James Alton Graham, Jr., 24 of Laurel. The child stated the abuse had taken place over a 6-year period. A forensic interview was conducted and it was revealed Graham had tricked the child into being alone with him and took advantage of a family connection to be with him.

Graham is currently in the Jones County Adult Detention Center for charges of two counts of burglary. He is now charged with two counts of Sexual Battery. His initial appearance is scheduled for December 5, 2016 at 1:30pm.

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