MAN CHARGED WITH STATUTORY RAPE
On January 15, 2019 Jones County Sheriff’s Office Investigators were alerted to a disturbing report of a juvenile female (under the age of 12) being inappropriately touched by a close family member’s friend, James Curry, 32 of Petal.
A forensic interview was conducted where the victim gave detailed information of inappropriate actions of Curry. On February 12, 2019 Curry was located in Hattiesburg. With the assistance of Forrest County Sheriff’s Office, he was taken into custody, charged with Statutory Rape and transferred to Jones County.
Curry’s bond was set at $10,000.