Laurel man arrested on charges of statutory rape - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

Laurel man arrested on charges of statutory rape

A Laurel man is in jail tonight facing three counts of statutory rape.

James Arrington, 25, was arrested for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl. Police said the girl's parents reported her missing to authorities Saturday after she left going to a friend's home but never made it there.

Authorities say their investigation led them Sunday to Arrington's home where they found him and the girl.

Police say the girl admitted sexual relations with Arrington. His bond has been set at $300,000.

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