JONES COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Jones County man has been charged with sexual battery after an incident in July.
Jones County Sheriff's Investigators were contacted by medical professionals stating they suspected a minor was involuntarily involved in inappropriate behavior with Robert Brownlee, 42 of Laurel.
A forensic interview was conducted and the victim revealed, with no deception indicated, that inappropriate actions had taken place with Brownlee, according to the sheriff.
After consulting with the Jones County District Attorney's office, it was advised that the case should be pursued.
An arrest warrant was issued for and served to Brownlee on August 22.
Brownlee was taken into custody without incident and charged with sexual battery.
Brownlee's initial appearance at Jones County Justice Court is scheduled for Tuesday, August 23 at 10:30 a.m.