JACKSON, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Mississippi Supreme Court will review a lower court decision overturning the conviction of a man accused of fondling.
David Campbell of Oxford was found guilty in September of 2010 of inappropriate contact with a teenager who was living at his home.
Court documents say the 16-year-old girl is from Jackson County and was undergoing treatment at Millcreek in Pontotoc.
The girl was living with Campbell and his wife.
In the indictment, the state called Campbell her "foster parent."
During testimony, a Mississippi Department of Human Services caseworker said the Campbell's were in the process of being licensed as foster parents when the teenager was allowed to move in with them, but didn't know if the license was ever granted.
In his appeal, Campbell's attorney argued the state failed to prove he was a person of authority over her, a stipulation in state law to charge someone with fondling.
The Mississippi Court of Appeal overturned the conviction and ordered the case back to Lafayette County Circuit Court in July of 2012.
Prosecutors appealed the ruling, and the state's highest court agreed to review the decision.