GAUTIER, MS (WLOX) - WLOX News has learned a former Gautier police officer turned himself in earlier this month for a charge of touching a child for lustful purposes.
Gautier police say Brian Tames, 41, is accused of molesting a girl several times over the course of two years, starting three years ago when she was just 14-years-old. Tames was still a patrolman with the department when the alleged abuse occurred.
Capt. Jerry Cooksey said a parent of the alleged victim recently came forward to report the crime.
Tames served as an officer with the Gautier Police Department until January of this year, when he was let go following a domestic violence conviction.
Tames turned himself in on Dec. 2, and bonded out that same day. Cooksey says Tames is no longer working in law enforcement.