ICE puts hold on man from China after Biloxi sex assault arrest - WLOX.com - The News for South Mississippi

ICE puts hold on man from China after Biloxi sex assault arrest

Chen Chen Zhao. Image source: Biloxi Police Department. Chen Chen Zhao. Image source: Biloxi Police Department.
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

A man from China is behind bars in Harrison County for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman in the Mississippi Sound. Biloxi Police Investigator Nick Sonnier said Chen Chen Zhao, 20, has been charged with sexual battery.

Sonnier said the assault happened in the water near the 900 block of Beach Boulevard. Authorities said witnesses reported a woman screaming for help out in the water. Sonnier said the witnesses shined a light out in the direction of the screams and found a woman struggling to get away from Zhao.

Sonnier said the woman was transported to the hospital where she was treated for injuries consistent with sexual assault.

Authorities said investigators collected enough evidence to arrest Zhao on the charge of sexual battery. He is being held at the Harrison County Jail on a $100,000 bond, and is also being held for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Sonnier said the investigation is ongoing. If you have information about this incident, you are asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

Copyright 2014 WLOX. All rights reserved.

  • NEWSMore>>

  • Multiple injuries, traffic delays after vehicle rollover on I-10

    Multiple injuries, traffic delays after vehicle rollover on I-10

    Sunday, April 23 2017 2:55 PM EDT2017-04-23 18:55:00 GMT
    A vehicle rolled over around 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning in west Harrison County. (Photo source: WLOX)A vehicle rolled over around 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning in west Harrison County. (Photo source: WLOX)

    An accident on the interstate in west Harrison County is causing delays near Pass Christian. Authorities say a vehicle rolled over near exit 20 in the westbound lane.

    More >>

    An accident on the interstate in west Harrison County is causing delays near Pass Christian. Authorities say a vehicle rolled over near exit 20 in the westbound lane.

    More >>
  • Motorcyclist's leg severed in Ocean Springs accident

    Motorcyclist's leg severed in Ocean Springs accident

    Sunday, April 23 2017 2:09 PM EDT2017-04-23 18:09:45 GMT
    (Photo source: WLOX file)(Photo source: WLOX file)

    A motorcyclist is in critical condition after his leg was severed in an accident early Friday morning in Ocean Springs. 

    More >>

    A motorcyclist is in critical condition after his leg was severed in an accident early Friday morning in Ocean Springs. 

    More >>
  • Closures, protests scheduled for Confederate Memorial Day

    Closures, protests scheduled for Confederate Memorial Day

    Sunday, April 23 2017 1:26 PM EDT2017-04-23 17:26:31 GMT
    Confederate Memorial Day was celebrated Saturday at Beauvoir in Biloxi. (Photo source: Facebook/Beauvoir)Confederate Memorial Day was celebrated Saturday at Beauvoir in Biloxi. (Photo source: Facebook/Beauvoir)

    Mississippi is one of only two states that is still honoring Confederate Memorial Day this year. All state government offices will be closed Monday to commemorates those Southerners who died in the Civil War after the South tried seceding from the U.S. Members of Mississippi Rising Coalition, however, see it differently. 

    More >>

    Mississippi is one of only two states that is still honoring Confederate Memorial Day this year. All state government offices will be closed Monday to commemorates those Southerners who died in the Civil War after the South tried seceding from the U.S. Members of Mississippi Rising Coalition, however, see it differently. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly