Gulfport man arrested for child molestation


A local Gulfport man has been arrested on three felony counts of touching of a child for lustful purposes.
Thirty-eight year-old Nicholas Puffer was arrested after the female victim filed a report with the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. The victim, who is now 18-years-old, says Puffer had molested her between the ages of 7 to 11 in Pass Christian.
Investigators conducted interviews and a warrant was issued for Puffer’s arrest. He was then arrested at his place of employment in Ocean Springs.
He is being held in Harrison County Jail in lieu of a $300,000 bond.