Jones Co. man arrested for statutory rape

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

JONES COUNTY, Miss. - Just after Thanksgiving 2016, a concerned parent contacted the Jones County Sheriff’s Department regarding inappropriate actions between a housemate and her child.

The mother of the victim stated she was told by the victim that Charles F. Daniels, 18, had an inappropriate relationship with the juvenile, against her will. Daniels was a housemate from June 2016 – November 2016, where he resided with the mother, her fiancé and the victim.

In a forensic interview, the victim revealed the inappropriate behavior began in February 2016.

A warrant was issued for Daniels and he was taken into custody without incident on December 17, 2016. He was charged with Sexual Battery and Statutory Rape. The incident is still under investigation and further charges are pending.

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