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Man accused of soliciting 13-year-old for sex on Facebook

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Malcolm Shorter (Source: Vicksburg Police Department) Malcolm Shorter (Source: Vicksburg Police Department)

A Vicksburg man is facing charges after police say he solicited a child for sex using social media.

Vicksburg Police Capt. Robert Stewart says 35-year-old Malcolm Shorter sent a 13-year-old girl Facebook messages soliciting sex. The victim told her mother about the messages and the mother then reported them to police, Stewart said.

Stewart said Shorter is a friend of the victim's family. He is charged with child enticement and his bond was set at $300,000 bond.

Shorter is also being held on a separate warrant for statutory rape. Stewart said the alleged statutory rape was reported in Nov. 2011. Shorter was released on $50,000 bond and a Warren County Grand Jury indicted him in December on the charge.

No bond has been set for the statutory rape charge pending an arraignment.

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