HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hattiesburg man is behind bars and charged with statutory rape.
Wiley Hallmark, 22, of Hattiesburg was charged with one count of statutory rape of a child under the age of 14.
According to Hattiesburg Police Lt. Jon Traxler, officers received a call where the incident occurred in the 400 block of Oliver Avenue just before 10 p.m. Sunday.
"Officers arrived and were able to identify a suspect, (Hallmark) who was taken into custody and charged," said Traxler. "The suspect in the incident did know the victim."
Hallmark was booked into the Forrest County Jail early Monday morning.