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Man wanted for statutory rape

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 9/13/2013 10:42 am
KOSCIUSKO, Miss. (WTVA) -- Attala County authorities are looking for help to locate a fugitive convicted of statutory rape charges.

WTVA News partner Kosyonline.com reports the sheriff's department is looking for L. A. Barksdale.

Barksdale, 50, failed to show up for his trial over charges he had sexual contact with a minor under the age of 14.

He was tried in absentia and convicted by an Attala County jury.

Anyone with information on Barksdale is asked to contact the Attala County Sheriff's Department at (662) 289-5556.
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