Lee Co. man charged with having sex with child

Authorities say Randolph A. Jones is being held at the Tupelo-Lee County Jail on $100,000 bond, charged with sexual battery after he was accused of having sex with an 11-year-old.

Sheriff Jim Johnson said his investigators have been working on the new case for about two weeks after receiving a call from the child's family, who had suspected sexual abuse.

Jones' bond was set Monday after an initial court appearance.

Authorities say Jones failed to register as a sex offender when he moved into the county from Grenada County, where he was convicted in 2001 for touching a child for lustful purpose.