Lowndes County grand jury indicts man on child sex crime
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – A Columbus man was indicted on a child sex crime.
59-year-old James Earl Malone was charged with sexual battery.
A Lowndes County grand jury also said he can be prosecuted as a habitual offender.
Malone has prior convictions of domestic violence and the sale of cocaine.
Prosecutors alleged Malone had sex with a child under the age of 14 in October 2022.
A court date has not been set.
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