|This is a press release from the Jones County Sheriff's Department
JONES COUNTY, Miss. - On June 24, 2017, a family member of a 13 year-old female contacted the Jones County Sheriff’s Department regarding an inappropriate sexual encounter between the juvenile and Jordan Beasley, 19 of Laurel.
The victim and a witness were interviewed on June 26, 2017 by Jones County Sheriff’s Investigators, reporting the juvenile and Beasley had found themselves alone together hours before the incident took place. The victim had known Beasley for a while.
Authorities contacted Beasley, who voluntarily came to the Sheriff’s Department for an interview. Beasley admitted to the inappropriate encounter and was charged with Statutory Rape.