HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - A former clinical assistant in Hattiesburg is behind bars for sexual battery of a vulnerable person, according to Attorney General Jim Hood.
On Tuesday, James Haydel, 23, was arrested by an investigator with the Attorney General's Office Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, following an indictment by a Forrest County grand jury to charge Haydel with one count of sexual battery of a vulnerable person.
According to the Attorney General, Haydel is accused of engaging in sexual penetration with a vulnerable person who was a patient at a Hattiesburg healthcare facility. Haydel was a clinical assistant at the time.
He was booked into the Forrest County Jail. If he is convicted, he faces up to 30 years in prison and a $10,000 fine.