A man is in custody today on charges of sexual assault of a child.
Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson announced the arrest of 40-year-old Arlan Morris of Biloxi. He’s facing two counts of touching of a child for lustful purpose and has been indicted on one count of sexual battery.
News 25 is told Morris was in a relationship with the victim’s mother and he assaulted the child while the mother was not at home. The victim’s mother filed the police report and Morris was arrested after a warrant had been issued by the U.S. Marshal’s Task Force.
He is being held at the Harrison County Jail under no bond.