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Former Starkville teacher charged with child sex crimes

Photo: Starkville Police Department

Lacey McBeath was arrested in Starkville.

Posted: Jan. 3, 2018 2:55 PM

STARKVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) – Starkville police, along with U.S. marshals, were able to arrest a Columbus man on several child sex crimes.

On Wednesday, the two agencies worked together to arrest 37-year-old Lacey McBeath of Columbus.

According to Starkville police, he was arrested on warrants for the enticement of a child to meet for sexual purposes and the enticement of a child to produce a visual depiction of sexual conduct.

He was later released on a $50,000 bond.

According to the Starkville Daily News, McBeath is a former teacher at Armstrong Middle School. The Starkville-Oktibbeha Consolidated School District confirms McBeath is no longer an employee of the district. 

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