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Teacher charged with molestation in non-school incident

July 24, 2019

UNION, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi elementary school teacher has been charged with molesting a toddler.

Union Police Chief Billy Pat Walker tells local news outlets that 28-year-old Justin Michael Little was arrested July 18 for an incident that didn’t happen in a school.

Walker says Little touched the toddler inappropriately, leaving a bite mark on her neck. Little is charged with one count of child molestation and is free on $30,000 bail. It’s unclear if he has a lawyer.

The chief says Little was babysitting the toddler in Union and the family contacted police. Walker says Little later confessed.

Forest school Superintendent Karen Norwood says Little has taught second grade there since 2014. She says district officials are investigating.

Walker says Little’s case will be presented to Neshoba County grand jurors in December.

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