Man charged with molesting a child in Jones County

UPDATE: Roy Sidney Parker had little to say when confronted by reporters on the way to his first court appearance in Ellisville on Wednesday. Parker was charged with one count of molestation and the Judge set his bond at $50,000.
 
Parker was arrested on Tuesday after the Jones County Sheriff’s Department was contacted by the parents of a young girl who claim Parker molested their daughter. The victim attended Parker’s daycare that he and his wife ran out of their home.
 
Major Jamie Tedford of the JCSD says they are asking any parents whose child attended Parker’s daycare for more information at this time.
 
“If [there are parents that] have children that have gone to this daycare, if they feel like there’s a situation or an incident that has occurred with their child, we ask that they come forward and speak to investigators that are handling the case,” said Major Tedford.
 
The JCSD says they are not charging Roy Parker’s wife, who ran the daycare business with him for years, with any crimes. They said that this is still an active investigation and they’re looking into all aspects of this case

Jones County, MISS. (WJTV) — The Jones County Sheriff’s Department arrested a 66-year-old man and charged him with molesting a child.

We’re told they were contacted by concerned parents about incidents of inappropriate behavior involving their daughter and Roy Parker of Laurel. Investigators said the incidents allegedly happened at Parker’s home while the child was under the care of him and his wife, Sherry.

Jones County Deputies arrested Parker on December 5, 2017. His initial appearance is scheduled for December 6 at 1:00 p.m. at the Jones County Justice Court.

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