Jones County man charged with sexual battery involving 9-year-old relative

Jones County man charged with sexual battery involving 9-year-old relative

JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from the Jones County Sheriff's Department

Jones County Sheriff's Deputies and Investigators arrested Ricky Charles Portis, 50 of Laurel, for Sexual Battery on Wednesday, March 4, 2015.

On February 21, 2015 an initial report was filed stating a 9 year-old female had been inappropriately touched.

During the investigation a Forensic interview was conducted with the victim that lead investigators to Portis as the suspect. It was revealed that on numerous occasions Portis had sexually assaulted the 9 year-old relative.

Portis will be appearing in Jones County Justice Court in Ellisville for his initial appearance, time to be determined.

For any additional information as it comes available, feel free to contact Allyson Knotts at 601-428-3151.