Former lawman charged with rape in south Mississippi
PETAL, Miss. (AP) - A former law enforcement officer has been charged with rape in south Mississippi.
WDAM-TV reports 47-year-old William Harold Brown was arrested Monday in Petal.
A judge Wednesday set Brown's bail at $750,000 despite a recommendation from a Petal city prosecutor that bail be denied.
It's unclear if Brown has a lawyer.
Forrest County sheriff's investigator John Tryner says Brown formerly was a Forrest County sheriff's deputy and Petal police officer.
The sheriff's office fired Brown in 2017, saying he sent sexually explicit images to a minor.
Purvis police charged Brown with one felony count of computer luring of a person under 18 for sexual purposes in April 2017. District Attorney Hal Kittrell said Tuesday his office didn't find sufficient evidence to send that case to a grand jury.
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