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HPD investigating sexual battery

Christoper Early, 39, arrested  and charged with one count of sexual battery; (Photo Source: Hattiesburg Police Dept.) Christoper Early, 39, arrested and charged with one count of sexual battery; (Photo Source: Hattiesburg Police Dept.)
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Hattiesburg police have arrested and charged a 39-year-old man in connection with a sexual battery incident. Christoper Early is charged with one count of sexual battery.

HPD spokesman Ryan Moore said Early was arrested during an ongoing investigation into a sexual assault that was reported on Katie Avenue on March 26. According to the report, the crime involved a child under the age of 16.

Early was taken to the Forrest County Jail and booked. He will make his initial court appearance Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.

The investigation is ongoing.

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