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Mississippi man arrested on three counts of sexual battery involving a minor

A Mississippi man was arrested on Wednesday on three counts of sexual battery after a Child Protective Services Notification, according to law enforcement officials in North Mississippi.

From the Lee County Sheriff’s Department:

On May 22, 2020, Lee County Sheriff’s Department Investigators were notified by Child Protective Services regarding allegations of sexual battery against Martin Randy Morgan of 1553 CR 814 in Plantersville.

Lee County Investigators and Deputies accompanied a Child Protective Services employee to the residence the same day and made contact with Mr. Morgan and four minor children. CPS spoke with the children and allegations were made that led Lee County Sheriff’s Department and CPS to open an investigation. While CPS and Investigators were there, the children were sent to stay with relatives on a safety plan.

Lee County Sheriff’s Department obtained warrants for Mr. Morgan on three counts of Sexual Battery and on Wednesday, July 8, 2020, Mr. Morgan voluntarily turned himself in at the Lee County Sheriff’s Department.

Bond was set at $300,000 by Judge Reed.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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