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Mendenhall man charged in sexual battery, statutory rape of Warren County child

A Mendenhall man has been charged in a month-long investigation into the sexual battery and statutory rape of a Warren County girl.

Monday, Jmari Semaj Brown, 23, of Mendenhall, was taken into custody by the Warren County Sheriff’s Office and made an initial court appearance before Judge Marcie Southerland.

Brown was charged with one count of statutory rape of a child under the age of 14 and one count of sexual battery of a child under the age of 14.

Warren County Sheriff Martin Pace would not give any details of the investigation, or the number of times Brown and the victim met, but did say the two met after connecting on social media.

During Monday’s hearing, Southerland ordered Brown be held in the Warren County Jail without bond.

About Tim Reeves

Tim Reeves, and his wife Stephanie, are the parents of three children, Sarah Cameron, Clayton and Fin, who all attend school in the Vicksburg Warren School District. The family are members of First Baptist Church Vicksburg. Tim is involved in a number of civic and volunteer organizations including the United Way of West Central Mississippi and serves on the City of Vicksburg's Riverfront Redevelopment Committee.

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