Perry Co. man jailed for sexual battery

Perry Co. man jailed for sexual battery
Cody Pitts/Photo credit: PCSD

PERRY COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Perry County man is behind bars facing sexual battery charges for allegedly molesting a child.

Cody Pitts, 27 of Ovett, was arrested Tuesday and charged with molesting and sexual battery.

He made his initial appearance in court Wednesday where a judge set his bond at $200,000. He is currently being housed in the Perry County Jail.

According to Perry County Sheriff Mitch Nobles, the incident involved a family member and it happened at a Richton home in October 2014.

"A parent of the child came forward and reported it to the department on June 29th, 2016, and from there we have been working the investigation," Nobles said.

Nobles said the child went through forensic interviews as part of the investigation, and then the department was able to charge the suspect.

"The age and name of the child are not being revealed due to the nature of the case, and the ongoing investigation," Nobles said.