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Man arrested for enticement of a child

The arrest comes after a joint investigation.

Posted: Aug 3, 2018 12:23 PM

BOONEVILLE, Miss. (WTVA) -- A joint investigation by state and local law enforcement leads to the arrest of a man on charges he attempted to entice a child for sexual purposes.

Prentiss County Sheriff Randy Tolar says Michael Benoit, 36, was arrested after an investigation by his department and the Mississippi Attorney General's Office.

Benoit was arrested by U. S. Marshals Wednesday in Alabama and returned to Mississippi.

Bond was set at $10,000.  

Tolar says the Mississippi Department of Corrections placed a hold on Benoit because he had failed to report to his probation officer as part of a prior criminal case.

The case will be presented to the Prentiss County grand jury.

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