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Forrest Co. deputy jailed for allegedly sending explicit content to a minor

William Brown. Source: FCSD William Brown. Source: FCSD

A Forrest County deputy is behind bars for allegedly sending explicit content to a minor.

William Harold Brown Jr., 45, turned himself in to Purvis police Friday night, according to Purvis Police Chief, Joey Walker.

Brown is facing one felony count of computer luring of a person under 18 for sexual purposes, and is currently booked in the Lamar County Jail.

According to Chief Walker, the mother of the victim, who is 13, came to the police department to make a statement in regards to the case.

"The lady came in with her daughter's phone and it had sexual photos and videos that were supposedly sent to her from his (Brown's) phone," said Walker. "She gave her statement and based off the evidence in the case, it was enough to charge him."

Walker said a warrant was issued and Purvis police along with Forrest County Deputies went to his home to serve the warrant, but he wasn't home, but he came later Friday night and turned himself in.

Due to the ongoing investigation, Walker could not provide any other details in the case.

"I hate it because it's another law enforcement officer, but we are going to do our job regardless of who it is," said Walker.

Brown is set to have his initial appearance on Monday where his bond will be set.

WDAM 7 News has reached out to Forrest County Sheriff Billy McGee for comment on the employment status of Deputy Brown.

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