UPDATE: Billy Ralph Prince, 68, of Laurel was charged with 2 counts of sexually battery and 1 count of molestation and arrested yesterday. During his initial court appearance today, the judge ordered him to stay at least 100 yards away from the three children. His bond set at $150,000.
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JONES COUNTY – A Laurel man has been arrested for allegedly molesting an under-aged family member.
Jones County Sheriff‘s Investigators arrested 68-year-old Billy Ralph Prince on Monday, May 4, 2015. He has been charged with 2 counts of Sexual Battery and 1 count of Molestation.
The family member of Prince brought the accusations a school counselor who then contacted the juvenile‘s parents. The parents reported the incident to the Jones County Sheriff‘s Department.
Following an investigation, it was learned that Prince inappropriately touched two other juvenile family members. His initial court appearance is scheduled for May 5, 2015.