Mississippi man charged with kidnapping, sexual battery after officers respond to calls for assistance

Published 3:01 pm Wednesday, April 26, 2023

A Mississippi man was arrested recently and charged with sexual battery and kidnapping.

On April 12, the Oxford Police Department responded to Courthouse Square for a report of a person in need of assistance.

When officers arrived at the scene, person who made the report stated that a male suspect had sexually assaulted them.

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The police began an investigation into the allegations.

On April 24, John Scott Michael, 52, of Oxford, was arrested and charged with Kidnapping and Sexual Battery.

Michael was taken before a Lafayette County Justice Court judge for his initial bond hearing and issued a $50,000 bond.