Hattiesburg man in custody for lustful touching

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg man isbehind bars in connection with lustful touching of a child under the age of 16.Hattiesburg Police with the help of the US Marshall's Task Force apprehendedDevante Sansom Wednesday in connection with the alleged crime.

According to a HattiesburgPolice incident report, the detective division was notified by a MississippiDHS investigator who uncovered information that the victim, who advised hersister's boyfriend, later identified as Sansom, had touched her several timesat their house where she was living with them. The report also stated, all ofthe alleged incidents occurred in Hattiesburg.

According to the report,the evidence that was collected a warrant was issued for the arrest of Sansom.

The investigation isongoing.