Retired Part-Time Deputy Arrested on Molestation Charges

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Pascagoula police have arrested a 74-year-old man on a charge of molesting-touching a child for lustful purposes.
Police said in a news release that Virgil Moore was arrested Thursday.
Sheriff Mike Byrd says Moore retired from the Jackson County Sheriff's Department in February.
He says Moore was a part-time deputy for about eleven years.
Moore is being held in the Pascagoula Municipal Jail awaiting an appearance before Judge Michael Fondren.
It was unclear whether Moore has an attorney.


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