Trial set for man charged with sex charges involving minor

MARION COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - The trial of a Marion county man indicted on multiple sex related charges with a minor has been set for July 19.

Jack Bates, 40, is charged with 12 counts of child molestation, sexual battery, and statutory rape.

The alleged encounters with the female minor occurred between 1998 and 2005.

According to the indictments, Bates is the biological father of the victim.

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