Sex offender faces trial for failing to register

By The Associated Press

OXFORD — A March 26 trial date has been set for a man accused of failing to register as a sex offender.

Andrew Lee Cowan was convicted of aggravated sexual battery in 2002. Federal prosecutors say he failed to register from December 2010 to December 2011.

The 29-year-old Cowan’s trial is scheduled to take place in U.S. District Court in Oxford. He pleaded not guilty last week. He’s being held in the Lafayette County Jail.