Child Protection Services employee accused of child sex crimes

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TISHOMINGO COUNTY, Miss. (WCBI) – A former Mississippi Department of Child Protection Services employee is accused of child sex crimes.

26-year-old Lauren Cavness was indicted on two counts of sexual battery, child exploitation, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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In the indictment, prosecutors allege Cavness had sex with two juveniles under her care.

She’s accused of having a child engaging in sexually explicit behavior on her cell phone.

Prosecutors are also accusing Cavness harboring a runaway child, at least twice.

Cavness is out of jail on a 70 thousand dollar bond.

The CPS Special Investigation Unit, the Mississippi Attorney General’s Office, and the Tishomingo County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case.