Therese Apel contributed to this report.
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.
.“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.”