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Vicksburg man charged with sex crimes against child

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Kenny Cordell Stewart, 28, of Vicksburg (Source: Vicksburg Police Department) Kenny Cordell Stewart, 28, of Vicksburg (Source: Vicksburg Police Department)
VICKSBURG, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A man is in custody in Vicksburg accused of sexual battery of a child under 10 years of age.

A Crime Stoppers tip led Vicksburg police to Kenny Cordell Stewart at a home in the 400 block of Countryside Drive in Vicksburg. Police say he was hiding in a closet. The Warren County Sheriff's Office also took part in the arrest. Stewart was taken into custody without incident.

He's currently housed at the Warren County Jail pending an initial appearance in municipal court Monday.

Vicksburg police asked for the public's help in locating the sexual battery suspect Saturday.

Friday morning officers responded to the 100 block of Elizabeth Circle in reference to a report of a sexual assault of a child, according to a press release from the Vicksburg Police Department.

The child, who police say is less than 10 years old, was transported to River Region Hospital where she was treated and later released.

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