Teen charged with sexual battery of a minor

Teen charged with sexual battery of a minor
Luis Sanchez. Source: Forrest County Jail

PETAL, MS (WDAM) - A man is behind bars and charged with sexual battery after a morning incident in Petal.

Luis Sanchez, 18, was arrested Friday morning and booked into the Forrest County Jail with one sexual battery charge.

"We got the call of an 18-year-old male that was discovered in a residence with a 14-year-old," said Petal Police Detective Sammy Ray.

According to authorities, the incident occurred at a home on Smith Street in Petal.

"The victim and the suspect both knew one another, the relationship was consensual," said Ray.

Sanchez will make his initial appearance on Monday.