Convicted child molesters' homes burn near Oxford

OXFORD — Lafayette County authorities say two empty homes that burned early Thursday were once occupied by convicted child molesters who are now serving life in prison.

The Oxford Eagle reports the wooden house and the trailer are far apart, but firefighters say the two structures appear to have caught fire about the same time. Lafayette County volunteer firefighters responded to the blazes shortly before 5 a.m. Thursday.

An investigation of the fires continues.

The two homes had been empty about two years since the former occupants, Johnny Grose and Glenn Grose, were found guilty in October 2008 of having sex with a 3-year-old girl.

According to the court records, much of the assault occurred on the property that burned Thursday.

The girl’s parents also were convicted in the case.

The Associated Press