Accused teen rapist appears in court - - Jackson, MS

Accused teen rapist appears in court

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

 A 17-year-old charged with a series of crimes including kidnapping and rape, appeared before Judge Melvin Priester in Hinds County court Friday morning.

Euquarian Garner of Jackson had nothing to say to reporters as he was lead to the courtroom. 

Garner is charged with kidnapping and sexually assaulting a 17-year-old female, one of three teenage girls who were walking along woody drive on June 20. 

He allegedly displayed a weapon and robbed all three of cell phones and cash, then forced one of the girls into an abandoned house on Bilgray Drive where he sexually assaulted and sodomized her at gunpoint. 

Garner is also charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl June 19. 

Hinds County investigators say there are other potential victims. 

Garner remained silent as he was lead back to the Hinds County Detention Center where his bond is now set at a combined half-million dollars.

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