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Artesia man arrested, charged with child sex crime

Ernest James People | Photo: Lowndes County Sheriff's Office

The alleged crime happened at an address on Robert Street in Artesia.

Posted: Apr 12, 2019 11:37 AM

ARTESIA, Miss. (WTVA) - A Lowndes County man is accused of sexually assaulting a child.

According to a Lowndes County Sheriff’s Office news release, the alleged crime happened on April 3 at an address on Robert Street in Artesia.

Lowndes County sheriff’s deputies were later notified on April 5.

The child, who is under the age of 14, was visiting a family member, according to investigators.

The suspect, Ernest People, 51, of Artesia, was arrested on Wednesday.

He's charged with one count of sexual battery.

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