Published on March 14th, 2023 | by Oxford Police Department


Clarksdale Man Arrested for Touching a Child for Lustful Purposes in Oxford

On February 14th, 2023, the Oxford Police Department took a walk-in report regarding a sexual assault of a minor. After investigation, Joshua Bright, 32, of Clarksdale, Mississippi, was arrested and charged with Molesting – Touching a Child for Lustful Purposes. 

Bright was taken before a Lafayette County Justice Court judge and issued a $30,000 bond. The Oxford Police Department would like to thank the Greenwood Police Department for helping locate Bright.

Joshua Bright, 32, of Clarksdale, Mississippi.
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The Oxford Police Department is housed 715 Molly Barr Road. The department has more than 70 full-time officers and staff and provides a wide range of protection and enforcement services. The Police Department has a community-oriented policing philosophy and provides around-the-clock patrols. Other services include crime prevention programs, such as Neighborhood Watch and D.A.R.E., as well as specialized units including Mounted Patrol, K-9 Unit, DUI Enforcement and the City Dispatch. Crime Reports provided to The Local Voice come directly from the Oxford Police Department.

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