Lumberton woman charged with statutory rape

LUMBERTON, MS (WDAM) - A Lumberton woman has been arrested and charged with the statutory rape of a 13-year-old boy.

Pearl River County authorities arrested Kelly Faggard, 31, on October 6 after receiving a complaint from the victim's parents. Faggard and the boy were acquaintances, but authorities are not saying how the two knew each other.

Authorities say a school official with the Lumberton School District allegedly overheard a conversation that led them to believe that a sexual encounter had occurred at the suspect's home in July. Both authorities and the boy's parents were notified of the incident. Faggard was arrested following an investigation and charged with statutory rape.

Her bond was set at $20,000.

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