Local Restaurant Manager Arrested for Child Exploitation


Alejandro “Alex” Hernandez, a longtime manager of a local restaurant, was arrested by the Attala County Sheriff’s Office with assistance from the Mississippi Bureau of Investigations. He faces two charges of child exploitation and is currently being held in the Leake County Correctional Facility.

The ongoing investigation has revealed that Hernandez used social media and text messaging to commit these sexual crimes.

Authorities believe there are more victims and urge them to come forward, as there are various support resources available.

If you or someone you know has received messages from Alejandro “Alex” Hernandez, please contact Investigator Jacob Edwards or Chief Deputy Kelly Mitchell at the Attala County Sheriff’s Office by calling 662-289-5556.

  1. Channing Myers
    Channing Myers
    July 10, 2024 at 4:02 PM

    Iv done the hvac and refrigeration work for Bel Piato for several years. Iv never once felt a weird vibe from Alex. He was always professional and a good guy it seemed like. You never know what people really do behind closed doors. I’m not saying take lightly on him because I don’t know the extent of the crimes, but I would definitely make sure it’s looked into thoroughly as possible before slamming that kind of charge on someone’s reputation.

    • Debbie Warren
      Debbie Warren
      July 10, 2024 at 10:59 PM

      That’s what predators do! Try to act normal. Fooled you!


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