Hancock man jailed for sexual assault
By Dwayne Bremer
Jun 10, 2014, 19:08
A Pearlington man was arrested Saturday for an alleged sexual assault on a minor, authorities said Monday.
Hancock County Sheriff's Investigator John Luther said Monday that Bruce Gagnon, 58, of Pearlington was charged with sexual battery of a minor.
Luther said investigators received a complaint of a possible sexual assault on Friday June 5.
The victim, a female under age 16, apparently did not know Gagnon prior to the alleged assault which occurred in Pearlington, Luther said.
Luther did not elaborate on how Gagnon and the victim came in contact with each other, but he said the case is not being treated as an abduction.
Investigators located Gagnon the next morning and arrested him without incident, Luther said.
Gagnon was still in jail without bond by press time Tuesday.
Luther said the case is still under investigation and more charges are possible.