McLain man charged with sexual battery of child

PERRY COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A McLain man is in jail facing charges of sexual battery of a child.

Michael Deaton, 42, was arrested after authorities received complaints he was allegedly sexually assaulting an 11-year-old whom he knew.

After an investigation, it was determined that the suspect had, in fact, assaulted the child in Perry and Greene county.

Deaton was released to the Greene County Sheriff's Department where he is awaiting charges.

A hold has been placed on Deaton for the Perry County Sheriff's Department.