Gulfport man charged with having sex with juvenile

Asante Williams
Asante Williams

A 32-year-old Gulfport man is behind bars, accused of having sex with a 14-year-old girl.

Asante Williams turned himself in to Gulfport Police on Wednesday after a warrant was issued for his arrest. He is charged with statutory rape. He was taken to Harrison County jail and his bond was set at $100,000.

Police say that the female victim revealed in a forensic interview on March 19 that she and Williams had had sex on multiple occasions between March 3 and March 5. He also provided the victim with narcotics.

He is awaiting an initial court date.

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