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Judge sets bond for Calhoun child molestation suspect

Jose Rubio | Photo: Calhoun County jail

A judge set bond at $150,000 for Jose Rubio.

Posted: Jan 10, 2019 4:22 PM

PITTSBORO, Miss. (WTVA) - A judge set a bond for an alleged child molester in Calhoun County.

A judge set bond at $150,000 for Jose Rubio.

He is charged with following:

- 1 count of sexual battery

- 1 count of touching a child for lustful purposes

Sheriff Greg Pollan says the alleged incident happened in early December 2018. He says multiple children were involved.

RELATED: Calhoun County suspect captured in Arizona 

The sheriff believes Rubio fled to Phoenix, Arizona, within hours of a report being filed. He is said to have relatives there.

He was captured there and was returned to Mississippi earlier this week.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has a detainer on Rubio because he is an illegal immigrant, Pollan said.

Rubio is expected to be back in court on Jan. 23.

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