Sheriff: Deputy fired after allegedly sending explicit content to a minor

Sheriff: Deputy fired after allegedly sending explicit content to a minor
William Brown. Source: FCSD

FORREST COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A Forrest County deputy who was charged after allegedly sending explicit content to a minor is no longer a deputy in the department.

Sheriff Billy McGee said that William Harold Brown Jr. was terminated last Friday by the department.

McGee also said that The Forrest County Board of Supervisors accepted the termination in their meeting on Tuesday, making the termination official.

Brown was on a six-month probation since the day he was hired, and was still in the probationary period at the time of the alleged incident, according to McGee.

Initial appearance: 

Brown appeared in court Monday and is facing a felony charge of computer luring of a person under 18 for sexual purposes.

His bond was set at $25,000.

After the bond is posted he is required to wear a GPS monitor from court.

Initial reports: 

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.