Jackson Co. sheriff: Homeless man charged with sexual battery of 14-year-old St. Martin girl


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ST. MARTIN, Mississippi — Jackson County authorities say a 25-year-old homeless man has been arrested and charged with the sexual battery of a 14-year-old St. Martin girl.

Sheriff Charles Britt tells The Mississippi Press (http://bit.ly/Zi8wyd ) Thomas Colten Eichler was arrested early Thursday morning after the girl's parents reported the assault to investigators Tuesday.

Britt said Eichler is homeless.

Eichler is being held at the Jackson County Adult Detention Center awaiting his initial appearance.

It was unclear whether he has an attorney.

Information from: The Mississippi Press, http://www.gulflive.com

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