AG says Magee man charged with improperly touching patient

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) – The office of the state attorney general says a Magee man employed at a mental health facility has been charged with improperly touching a patient.

Attorney General Jim Hood’s statement Wednesday did not identify the victim or the facility.

The suspect was identified as 21-year-old Daniel P. Smith. The charge was “gratification of lust while employed as a direct care worker.”

Hood’s statement says Smith was released from the Simpson County jail on $5,000 bond.

Smith’s phone number was not listed and it is unclear if he has an attorney.