A Covington County School District employee has been arrested by agents of the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office and charged with exploitation of children, according to Superintendent Babette Duty.
“The employee has been placed on administrative leave until further notice,” Duty said in a Facebook release. “The investigation into the alleged illegal activity is being handled by state authorities from the Mississippi Office of the Attorney General. No further information will be coming from the school district as this has now become a personnel matter.”
Colby Jordan, Director of Communication for Mississippi Attorney General Lynn Fitch, said, “As a general rule, we do not comment on active cases.”
In another Facebook release, Operation Safe Child South East – a nonprofit organization that targets sexual abuse and trafficking – said investigators had confiscated electronic devices from Christopher Adam Deen, a teacher at Collins Middle School. The release said Deen is charged with possession of child pornography.