Ferriday man arrested for sexually assaulting minor under 13 – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper

Ferriday man arrested for sexually assaulting minor under 13 – Mississippi’s Best Community Newspaper

Ferriday man arrested for sexually assaulting girl under 13

Published at 3:11 p.m. on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

FERRIDAY, La. — A 27-year-old Ferriday man was arrested Monday after allegedly sexually assaulting a victim under the age of 13 that day.

According to a news release from the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office, detectives received reports that the child had been sexually abused at a residence in Ferriday on Monday.

An emergency forensic interview was conducted at the Alexandria Children’s Advocacy Center, as well as a sexual assault examination.

Based on the evidence, authorities charged Donald Higginbotham III, 27, with two counts of first-degree rape of a victim under 13, indecent behavior with minors, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and unlawful possession of Schedule I and II controlled substances.

Higginbotham was booked into the CPSO jail.

“This investigation is ongoing and no additional information can be released at this time,” authorities said.

Anyone with information or potential victims can contact Detective Stephen Lipscomb at (318) 437-0740, ext. 409.

Anyone arrested is presumed innocent until proven guilty.