Tupelo man back in Monroe County jail, charged with sexual battery

A young man from Tupelo is back in the Monroe County jail, charged with sexual battery.

Posted: Apr 26, 2018 10:35 AM
Updated: Apr 26, 2018 7:19 PM

MONROE COUNTY, Miss. (WTVA) - A young man from Tupelo is back in the Monroe County jail, charged with sexual battery.

Gavin Ali Rosebud, 20, was arrested on Wednesday, April 25 by the Monroe County Sheriff's Department.

Gavin Ali Rosebud | Photo: Monroe County Jail

Monroe County Sheriff Cecil Cantrell says investigators found text messages of sexual nature. The messages were allegedly sent a minor female. Investigators are talking with other girls who may have been in contact with Rosebud.

Rosebud was arrested earlier this month and charged with child exploitation. That charge stemmed from an incident at an after-prom gathering near Smithville. The incident involved the filming of a sexual act, according to investigators.

RELATED: 3 youths face child exploitation charges in Monroe County

On Thursday, Cantrell said Rosebud's new arrest is a separate case from the after-prom case. 

This is a developing story. This article will be updated when more information becomes available.

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