Vancleave suspect arrested for allegedly touching child inappropriately

Image source: Jackson County Sheriff's Department.
Image source: Jackson County Sheriff's Department.

VANCLEAVE, MS (WLOX) - A Jackson County Sheriff's investigation has led to the arrest of 26-year-old Derek Lane Christopher of 9212 Martin Avenue in Vancleave for allegedly touching a child for lustful purposes.

According to officials, the Jackson County Sheriff's Department's Criminal Investigations Division responded to a call about a seven-year-old girl whom reported she was touched and sexually assaulted on several occasions. The girl was transported to the hospital.

Christopher was arrested for one count of sexual battery and one count of molestation-touching a child for lustful purposes and is currently being held at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center.

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