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Bond set for Hattiesburg man charged with rape of a child

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A Hattiesburg man is now facing a $100,000 bond after being charged with rape of a child under the age of 14.

Michael French, 20, appeared before Judge Jerry Evans during his initial appearance Wednesday afternoon. French taken into custody by Hattiesburg Police in connection with the September 3rd rape that occurred in the 80th Block of Burketts Creek Drive. 

French was taken into custody without incident. According to Hattiesburg Police Lt. Jon Traxler, this was the fourth rape that HPD has investigated in the month of September.

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