A Starkville man was charged with sexual battery Saturday in a case involving his 12-year-old stepdaughter.
A warrant was issued Friday for Paul Thomp-son, 46, of 907 Louisville St., after a Starkville School District teacher called the Mississippi Department of Human Services Thursday. Thompson was served with the warrant Saturday morning, interviewed by police and released on a $5,000 bond.
SPD investigators said the student informed a teacher Thursday of an incident in which she was inappropriately touched. The teacher notified MDHS, which notified the SPD Friday.
Thompson will likely appear before Municipal Judge Rodney Faver June 13 for a preliminary hearing.
Thompson is not currently living with his wife and stepdaughter.
Jason Browne was previously a reporter for The Dispatch.