HPD investigating sexual battery

HPD investigating sexual battery

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.