Pass Christian man charged in statutory rape
By Dwayne Bremer
Jan 25, 2013, 17:26
A Pass Christian man was arrested Friday for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl earlier this week in Bay St. Louis, authorities said Friday.
Bay St. Louis Police Detective Lt. Robert O'Neal said Friday that Perry Thomas, 27, of Pass Christian was charged with statutory rape on Friday.
O'Neal said BPD received a report of the alleged sexual encounter on Friday.
Thomas and the girl apparently met over social media and went to a relative's home in Bay St. Louis on Tuesday and had sex, officials said.
Thomas turned himself in at the police department on Friday afternoon and was later released on a $20,000 bond.