Hattiesburg man charged with rape of 14-year-old

Hattiesburg man charged with rape of 14-year-old
Zhaire Ducksworth. SOURCE: HPD

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A Hub City man is behind bars facing a rape charge after an investigation by Hattiesburg Police.

Zhaire Ducksworth, 19, was charged with one count of rape, according to Hattiesburg Police Capt. Branden McLemore.

The incident occurred in the 300 block of North 20th Avenue on Monday night.

"The victim is a 14-year-old, who according to the investigation allowed the suspect entry into her room through a window," McLemore said.

The investigation is still ongoing, and Ducksworth is currently booked at the Forrest County Jail.