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A Clarksville man is arrested and police uncover a bizarre shrine to a 9 year old girl in his home. Authorities tell Fox 17, 63 year-old Lenzo Grooms is behind bars after allegedly touching a 9 year-old girl. When police searched his home, they discovered a shrine dedicated to the child in one of the bedrooms. Grooms had a photography business "Have Brush Will Travel" and had been contacted to take pictures of the girl on several occasions. After allegations surfaced that Grooms touched the child inappropriately, the girl's parents ended all contact with him.
Grooms reportedly went to the child's home to bring gifts, only to find the family had moved. That is when police say he threatened the new homeowner. According to authorities he told the new tenant if she did not deliver things to the child, he would end her life.
Grooms has a previous record that included 2nd degree murder and robbery. He is now charged with aggravated sexual battery, assault, and aggravated criminal trespass. He is being held on a $106,000 bond. Clarksville Police encourage families who may have a child who was victimized by Grooms to come forward.
Fox 17 has a crew on the way and will have more details on this story tonight on Fox 17 News at 9 and 10.
Friday, February 8 2013, 01:06 PM CST
Miss. chooses new firm to run Woodville prison
May 18, 2013 20:50 GMT
WOODVILLE, Miss. (AP) -- Mississippi officials have picked a new company to run the Wilkinson County Correctional Facility.
Utah-based Management and Training Corp. announced Friday that the Mississippi Department of Corrections has chosen it to run the 1,000-bed prison starting July 1, the Natchez Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/10MvOGv).
Corrections Corporation of America, based in Nashville, Tenn., had run the prison since 1998. MTC says it will keep "the vast majority" of employees.
MTC will get a five-year contract to run the prison with two one-year options. Last year, officials chose MTC to take over East Mississippi Correctional Facility, the Walnut Grove Correctional Facility and the Marshall County Correctional Facility from the GEO Group. MTC won 10-year contracts for each.
CCA still runs the Tallahatchie County Correctional Facility and the Adams County Correctional Center in Mississippi.
Information from: The Natchez Democrat, http://www.natchezdemocrat.com/
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