The vice president of a Jackson County bank arrested

Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Claude A. Coleman
Source: Jackson County Sheriff's Department, Claude A. Coleman

BY WLOX Staff

PASCAGOULA, MS (WLOX) - The vice president of a Jackson County bank has been arrested. 44-year-old Claude A. Coleman works for Regions Bank in Pascagoula and has been charged with touching a child for lustful purposes.

The arrest comes as result of finding porn on his home computer and several pornagraphic materials throughout his home. Authorities are not sure if it was child porn that was allegedly found on Coleman's home computer.

The Jackson County Sheriff's Department also executed a warrant in Meridian related to Coleman's arrest, in addition to searching another unnamed location in Jackson County.

The investigation into Colemans's arrest began after a boy said that Coleman inappropriately touched him when he was 13 years old. Sheriff Mike Byrd says his initial court appearance will be held Thursday.

If anyone has an information on this case, please call the Jackson County Sheriff's Department at (228) 769-3065.

Meanwhile, officials at Regions Bank issued the following statement concerning the arrest.

"The Regions family is shocked and saddened by these allegations and we will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement in their investigation of this case".

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