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Lowndes Co. Teen Charged With Statutory Rape

Jakari Malone

LOWNDES COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A Columbus High School student is charged with statutory rape. Lowndes County deputies say 15-year-old Jakari Malone will be charged as an adult after having an improper relationship with a 12-year-old girl. Marc Miley says the investigation began after the girl’s mother filed a report on the 28th of August. Malone was arrested around 11 o’clock Thursday (9-6) at Columbus High School.