HPD investigating sexual battery of a child

HPD investigating sexual battery of a child
Source: WDAM

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Hattiesburg police are investigating a sexual battery case that happened in the Vickers Circle neighborhood in the Hub City.

According to Hattiesburg Police Lt. Jon Traxler, the incident occurred sometime in the last three weeks, in the 40 block, of the subdivision just off North Street and was just reported to HPD last Thursday, Oct. 8th.

The incident was logged as a sexual battery of a child under the age of 14.

Traxler confirmed that the victim was under the age of 14, but could not say anymore due to the ongoing investigation.

"Due to the sensitivity of the case and the fact that it is ongoing, we can not disclose any other information," said Lt. Jon Traxler.

There was no suspect description, and no arrests made in the case.

If you have any information contact Hattiesburg Police or Metro Crime Stoppers at 601-582-STOP.