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Ripley man arrested on human trafficking, rape and child abuse charges

A Ripley man was recently arrested on felony charges including child abubse, human trafficking and statutory rape.

Justin Newby, 25 year old male from Ripley, was arrested in Oxford on November 18th.

Oxford Police responded to a  business in the 2000 block of Jackson Avenue for a welfare check on a child. After a breif investigation, Child  Protective Services were called to the scene. 

Newby  was arrested on felony charges of Child Abuse, Statutory Rape, and Human Trafficking and booked into the Lafayette County Justice Center.

Newby was initially denied a bond by a Lafayette County Justice Court judge. 

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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