Miss. man added to Most Wanted Fugitives list

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A 62-year-old Mississippi man indicted 14

years ago on charges of sexual battery, child fondling and

conspiracy to commit sexual battery has been added to the FBI's Ten

Most Wanted Fugitives list.

Edward Eugene Harper of Hernando was indicted by a DeSoto County

grand jury in April 1994.

He has been a fugitive for 14 years. FBI officials say they

consider Harper "a serious threat" to children. The alleged

sexual assaults involved two girls ages three and eight.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is offering a reward of up

to $100,000 for any information resulting directly in Harper's


Authorities say Harper has several aliases, including Ed Harmon

and Edward Eugene Trimue.


Information from: The Clarion-Ledger,


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