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Cold case: Man charged in 1993 Jackson sexual assaults

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Posted at 12:26 PM, Dec 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-08 12:26:30-05

New information about a series of sexual assaults in Jackson from the early 90's has led to charges.

Ozzie Worthey was arraigned on five counts of kidnapping, in connection with five separate sexual assaults that happened in the summer and fall on 1993. In each case, Jackson Police Director Elmer Hitt says the female victims were attacked as they walked alone in the city.

The victims ages ranged from 13 to 19-years-old.

Hitt says the case was reopened in May of 2016, when the new information was presented.

Worthey is currently in prison on a drunk driving charge. He is scheduled for a preliminary examination on January 3rd on the kidnapping charges.