December 2, 2021

Madison man arrested in October sexual assault in Oxford

Therese Apel

James Hardin

A Madison man has been charged in an alleged sexual assault in Oxford.

On October 15th, the Oxford Police Department took a walk-in report about a sexual assault that occurred at an apartment complex in the 2900 block of Old Taylor Road.

Upon investigation, James Leslie Hardin II, 23, of Madison, Mississippi, was charged with sexual battery. Hardin was taken into custody on November 30th and issued a $10,000 bond by a Lafayette County Justice Court judge.

The Oxford Police Department would also like to share these resources for anybody that’s been a victim of sexual violence:

Family Crisis Service at 662-234-9929
University students can contact Shelli Poole at 662-915-1059
Oxford Police Department at 662-232-2400

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