April 13, 2019 10:03:40 PM
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An Artesia man has been arrested after he reportedly sexually abused a child under the age of 14.
Ernest James People, 51, of 219 Ellis St., has been charged with sexual battery, according to a Lowndes County Sheriff's Office press release.
The victim's mother reported People to investigators on April 5, according to the press release. She reported the child had been visiting a family member at a Robert Street address two days before when People assaulted the child.
People was released from Lowndes County Adult Detention Center after posting $25,000 bond.
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