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Bond set for Laurel man charged with sexual battery

Randy Pruitt, 57 of Laurel/ Photo credit: JCSD Randy Pruitt, 57 of Laurel/ Photo credit: JCSD
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

Bond has been set for a Laurel man charged with sexual battery. 

Randy Pruitt went before Jones County Justice Court Judge Howell Beech, who set a cash bond of $25,000. 

Pruitt will remain housed in the Jones County Jail. 

A Jones County Sheriff’s Deputy was dispatched to South Central Regional Medical Center in February for a possible sexual assault complaint on a minor. 

A young juvenile reported that a close family member had inappropriately touched her, according to JCSD. 

During a forensic interview, the victim identified Pruitt as the perpetrator. 

Pruitt and was taken into custody March 20, and interviewed the following day.

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