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Purvis man charged with sexual battery of a 9-year-old

Jimmy Carter. Source: Lamar County Sheriff's Department. Jimmy Carter. Source: Lamar County Sheriff's Department.
PURVIS, MS (WDAM) -

A Purvis man is behind bars after he was charged with sexual battery. 

According to Chief Joey Walker, 47-year-old Jimmy Carter was arrested and charged on Monday. 

Authorities said they were contacted after a nine-year-old victim reported the incident to family members. 

Carter made his initial appearance on Tuesday and had his bond set at $250,000. 

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