Convicted sex offender charged with crimes against runaway teen

Carl Necaise
Carl Necaise

A convicted sex offender is back in jail, charged with sex crimes against a teen with special needs.

Waveland Police Chief Mike Prendergast said 72-year-old Carl Necaise is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a minor and molesting or touching a mentally deficient child. He is in Hancock County jail under a $55,000 bond.

Police said the teen, a 16-year-old with diminished mental capacity who has a history of running away, was spotted at Walmart in Waveland early Friday morning.

Because he had been in contact with Necaise, who provided alcohol and tobacco to the teen, a forensic interview was conducted by staff at Hope Haven children’s advocacy center in Waveland.

That’s when police learned Necaise had allegedly assaulted the teen.

The investigation is ongoing.

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