Oxford man charged after sexual battery of juvenile

Forensic evidence led to the man’s arrest

Oxford man charged after sexual battery of juvenile
35-year-old Michael Clayton is being charged with touching of a minor for lustful purposes. Source: Oxford PD

OXFORD, MS (WLBT) - Officers and investigators with the Oxford Police Department responded to the emergency room at Baptist Memorial Hospital in North Mississippi on Wednesday, August 29, for a report of sexual battery of a juvenile.

Upon the conclusion of the investigation, 35-year-old Michael Clayton of Oxford was identified as the suspect.

Forensic evidence came back on Tuesday, September 18, and Clayton was charged with touching of a minor for lustful purposes.

He was already at the Lafayette County Detention Center on an unrelated charge.

Clayton was given a bond of $5,000.

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