Forrest County man jailed on sexual battery charges

Forrest County man jailed on sexual battery charges
David Bennette

FORREST COUNTY (WDAM) - A Forrest County man is behind bars and facing a $100,000 bond for multiple sexual battery charges.

David Bennette, 58, was arrested Tuesday night after Forrest County Deputies served a warrant at his home on Batson Road.

"Right now we have two sexual battery charges against him, and as the investigation continues to develop there could be more charges added," said Forrest County Sheriff's Department Investigator Alyssa Chandlee.

According to Chandlee both of the victims in the case are females under the age of 13.

"The crimes occurred in the last few weeks, but were reported late Monday night," said Chandlee.

The two female victims did live at the residence with Bennette, but were not there at the time of the arrest.

The investigation is still ongoing and other charges are pending as other details develop.