Child molestation suspect could face more charges

Fredrick Morris (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.)
Fredrick Morris (Photo source: Jackson Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - An Ocean Springs man is under arrest, accused of molesting the same child more than a dozen times.

Fredrick Morris is charged with 20 counts of child molestation. Jackson County Sheriff's investigators said the victim was as young as nine when the abuse began.

Morris, 35, lives on Windsor Porte Street in Ocean Springs. Investigators said the case against him will be presented to a Grand Jury, and other charges are possible. Morris is currently being held at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center awaiting an initial appearance.

If convicted, he faces a maximum of 15 years in custody on each count of child molestation, and a fine of $10,000.

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