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Bond raised for Florence man accused of gratification of lust

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FLORENCE, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Rankin County man charged with numerous child sex counts against his young relative remains in jail.

Judge Kenneth Fairly increased Dwight Brinson's bond from  $450,000 to $750,000. Brinson is charged with three counts of gratification of lust. Brinson was arrested in August on the charges. He's accused of inappropriately touching his 7 year-old step-granddaughter between June and July of 2010.

During a preliminary hearing on Tuesday, the little girl's mother testified. The mom talked about how her daughter told her about two sexual incidents in a bathroom and a bedroom with Brinson.

Florence Police Chief Richard Thomas says, "It's going to the grand jury, we'll get everything submitted to the grand jury, hopefully we'll get our indictment and prepare for the trial."

Brinson is expected to go before the grand jury before the end of the month. This isn't Brinson's first run-in with the law. Last August, Brinson posted bond on possession of child pornography.

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