August 23, 2022

Former MDOC, MDMH official charged with statutory rape

Morgan Howard

Source: Rankin County Sheriff's Dept

Therese Apel contributed to this report.

A former law enforcement official who served in high-ranking positions with the Mississippi Department of Mental Health and the Mississippi Department of Corrections has plead guilty to Statutory Rape and one count of Gratification of Lust.
Brandon resident Todd King was sentenced in Rankin County to 20 years in the custody of the Mississippi Department of Corrections with 5 years to serve, day for day, and 15 years in the custody of MDOC on the count of Gratification of Lust, with 5 years to serve day for day.

When he was arrested, King’s LinkedIn page said his most recent job was with MDMH as a program administrator working with Mississippi’s Crisis Intervention Teams, as reported by Therese Apel, then at WLBT. He served as the Community Corrections Director for three years and a month at the Mississippi Department of Corrections. Prior to that, he was an integrity investigator for several years, and has also worked with Brandon and Jackson police departments.

In January 2018, police were called to the home of Todd King twice in two days, after which he was arrested and charged with domestic violence. He was put on leave with MDOC, and subsequently fired.

The terms will be served concurrently and will be followed by 5 years of supervised probation.
King will be required to register as a sex offender. He must also permanently surrender his law enforcement credentials.

.“Todd King abused his position of authority to prey on this young girl,” said Attorney General Lynn Fitch. “She will have to live with the physical, psychological, and emotional wounds he has caused for her whole life. I am grateful to the adults in her life who stood up for her to put an end to the abuse and who will stand by her as she recovers.”

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