Ovett man arrested, charged with molesting children

JONES COUNTY (WDAM) - An Ovett man faces charges in Jones and Perry Counties - for molestation and sexual battery of children.

Jones County Sheriff Alex Hodge says James Hogg -- 27, of Ovett -- has been charged with three counts of sexual battery of two children -- each younger than seven years old. The sheriff says the assaults allegedly happened in Ovett within the last six months.

Bond for Hogg was set at $100,000 in Jones County - before he was returned to the custody of Perry County authorities. If convicted, Hogg faces up to 30 years in jail and a ten-thousand dollar fine.

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