Two Hattiesburg teens charged with statutory rape

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Two Hattiesburg teens are in jail on statutory rape charges.

John Newcomb, 18, and Christopher Thompson, 18, were arrested by Hattiesburg police over the weekend for allegedly sexually assaulting a 14-year-old girl.

Late Sunday evening, investigators were called to a warehouse storage center off of Hwy 49 where the alleged sexual assault had taken place.

Investigators said Newcomb and Thompson had some prior association with the victim.

Both were arrested and charged with one count of statutory rape and are being held at the Forrest County Regional Jail.