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Columbus man facing statutory rape charge


Quadevious Atterberry

Quadevious Atterberry



Sarah Fowler


A Columbus man has been arrested for statutory rape. 


Quadevious Atterberry, 21, of 2409 Oat Street, was arrested last week after investigators believe he engaged in a sexual relationship with an underage girl. 


According to Latasha Key with the Columbus Police Department, the girl's mother filed a complaint with the department on December 7. According to Key, Atterberry and the underage girl have been involved in a sexual relationship for several months. 


The age of the victim is not being released. 


Atterberry was arrested at East Mississippi Community College last week. 


He was taken before Municipal Court Judge Marc Amos who set a bond of $2,500.


Sarah Fowler covers crime, education and community related events for The Dispatch. Follow her on Twitter @FowlerSarah


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