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) — Roy Sidney Parker, 66, of Laurel was arrested on Tuesday and charged with Molesting (Touching of a Child for Lustful Purpose).
The Jones County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement that the victim’s parents reported Parker to investigators after their young daughter detailed a string of incidents that happened at Parker’s home.
During an interview with the victim, she, “described disturbing details of inappropriate behavior with more knowledge than a child her age should know, and confirmed it had happened multiple times,” according to the JCSD.
Parker and his wife, Sherry, were the victim’s caretakers. Parker faces his first day in court on Wednesday, December 6th at 1pm at Jones County Justice Court. The JCSD has yet to release any further details regarding this case.