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Sheriff: Bond set for Jones County man who admitted to sexually assaulting mentally challenged girl

Timothy Hamilton. Source: Jones County Sheriff's Department Timothy Hamilton. Source: Jones County Sheriff's Department
JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) -

A Jones County man has been charged with sexual battery after he admitted to sexually assaulting a mentally challenged 18-year-old. 

Timothy Hamilton made his initial appearance in court Wednesday and his bond was set at $10,000. 

The mother of the girl made the report with The Jones County Sheriff's Department on Tuesday, according to a news release issued by the sheriff. 

According to the sheriff, the mother of the victim reported to deputies that her daughter was assaulted by Hamilton. 

The victim told the sheriff that Hamilton had volunteered to take her to pick up a friend in Moselle. On the way to the friend's house, he pulled the vehicle over and ordered she get in the back of the vehicle. 

The victim reported that she told him she didn't want to, but he forced her to have intercourse with him. 

Evidence was gathered by investigators at the victim’s home, and medical exams were taken, according to the sheriff.

Hamilton was picked up at his residence later that day, and taken into custody. 

The sheriff said he admitted to investigators that he was aware of the mental status of the victim, and he did force himself on her. 

Hamilton has been charged with sexual battery and will make his initial appearance at Jones County Justice Court on Wednesday.

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