Biloxi man arrested for felony touching of a child

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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.

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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.