Covington County man arrested on multiple sex charges

COVINGTON COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Covington County man is behind bars after being arrested on multiple sex charges.

Howard Lindsey was arrested last Friday and was charged with three counts of sexual battery, two counts of enticement of a child, and one count of forcible rape of a minor.

Lindsey's bond is set at $660,000, but the sheriff's office said it is an ongoing investigation that could potentially bring more charges.

"In my opinion it's horrible and horrific of what Mr. Lindsey has done to children. There were two total victims that Mr. Lindsey is charged in the six counts, both victims under fourteen years of age," said Terry Holbrook, Covington County Under Sheriff.

Lindsey is the third person arrested in the past six months on sexual crimes against a child in Covington County.