Man charged with molestation of boys - - Jackson, MS

Man charged with molestation of boys


GULFPORT, Miss. (AP) - Gulfport police say a 21-year-old man held on bonds of $150,000 has been accused of sexually assaulting three boys over five years.

Sgt. Chris Ryle tells The Sun Herald that the boys are 5, 12 and 13.

Ryle said the arrest Tuesday of Thomas E. Ashley III is the result of an investigation that began July 8 when the boys' parent contacted police.

Ashley was charged with three counts each of molestation and sexual battery in a court appearance Wednesday.

It was not immediately known whether Ashley has an attorney.


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