Police say Mississippi man lured child to meet him for sex

Published 12:22 pm Friday, July 17, 2020

A Mississippi man was arrested and charged with enticing a child to meet for sexual purposes.

The Oxford Police Department received a report of a possible sexual assault of a minor on Wednesday, July 15.

Through an investigation, the suspect was identified as Melvin Bailey, 23 of Oxford.

Bailey was charged with one count of Enticement of a Child to Meet for Sexual Purposes. He was arrested on Thursday, July 16, and transported to the Lafayette County Detention Center.

Bailey is currently out on a previous felony bond and that bond will be revoked. He will be held at the Lafayette County Detention Center.