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Marion County man arrested, charged with raping 8-year-old

MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Marion County man is behind bars charged with raping an 8-year-old girl.

George Blessitt, 43, made his initial court appearance Thursday on statutory rape charges.

Blessitt was arrested January 19 on the charge he had sex with the girl in September 2008.

Blessitt was arrested while attending a Lamar County youth court hearing. According to the affidavit, the alleged victim informed DHS officials about the attack saying she had been raped multiple times by Blessitt.

No trial date has been set.

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