Tylertown High School Student charged with statutory rape

TYLERTOWN, MS (WDAM) - An 18 year old Tylertown High School student was arrested Tuesday afternoon and charged with statutory rape.

James Raiford was arrested by a school resource officer after school officials confirmed the incident occurred after viewing a video surveillance camera playback.

The Walthall County Sheriff's office said a teacher overheard other kids who knew about the incident talking about and she reported it the office.

Raiford was taken to the Walthall County Jail. His bond was set at $100,000.

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