Three men arrested in Pike Co. human trafficking investigation

Three men arrested in Pike Co. human trafficking investigation
Three men arrested in Pike Co. human trafficking investigation (Source: Pike County Sheriff's Office)

PIKE CO., Miss. (WLBT) - The Pike County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three men in an extensive human trafficking investigation.

Deputies did not release details of the arrests, but here’s what we know:

Robert Earl Varnado, 67, of Osyka, was charged with seven counts of sexual battery, deputies say.

Investigators arrested Varnado as the result of a traffic stop in May 2020. During the traffic stop, Varnado, a previously convicted felon, had a firearm. He was indicted on seven counts of sexual battery of a child under 16 years.

Leroy Taylor, 48, of Magnolia, was arrested and charged with sexual battery of a child under 14.

Edward Taylor, 25, of Mount Hermon, Louisiana, was arrested and charged with sexual battery of a child under 14.

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