Man accused of kidnapping, rape



A 48-year-old Gulfport man is in custody following the investigation of a complaint he kidnapped and raped a 14-year-old girl from Biloxi.

Michael B. Moore is held on $200,000 bond at the Harrison County jail.

He is accused of kidnapping the girl from Biloxi sometime in December and taking her to Gulfport for the alleged rape.

Gulfport police officials released details Wednesday and said detectives began investigating the allegations after hearing of the complaint March 15.

The girl was not acquainted with Moore but said she had seen him around the neighborhood in Biloxi, said Gulfport Police Sgt. Chris Ryle.

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