Jones County man charged with statutory rape

JONES COUNTY, MS - (WDAM) A Jones County man has been arrested and charged with statutory rape after allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old.

Gary Keyes, 39, was arrested at his apartment without incident Tuesday.

Keyes, who is an acquaintance of the victim, is currently on probation for drug charges with the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

He is scheduled to appear in Jones County Justice Court Thursday afternoon.

If convicted, Keyes could face up to 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.