IUKA, Miss. (AP) — A former employee of the Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services is charged with the sexual abuse of young people under her care while she was working for the agency.
The Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Department said Friday that 26-year-old Lauren Rose Cavness of Tishomingo was indicted this week on two counts of sexual battery, one count of child exploitation and two counts of contributing to the delinquency or neglect of a minor.
Her attorney, Tony Farese, told The Associated Press that Cavness cooperated with law enforcement.
She started working for Child Protection Services in 2017 and was terminated in February.