PASCAGOULA -- A Jackson County grand jury has indicted Ocean Springs Alderman James Hagan on a felony charge of exploitation of a child after a forensic exam of his work computer resulted in the discovery of a video dubbed "Bathtime with Daddy," according to court records.
According to the indictment, the video features a 3-year-old child.
Hagan was first arrested in November on charges of touching of a child for lustful purposes and embezzlement stemming from the theft of a laptop computer that belonged to the city of Ocean Springs.
The grand jury failed to indict Hagan on the sex crime charge, and the grand jury has not yet issued a decision in the embezzlement case.
The Jackson County Sheriff's Department investigated the case instead of the Ocean Springs Police Department because Hagan, as a city official, is involved in overseeing the police department.
State law does not require an elected official to step down because of an arrest.
However, if Hagan is convicted of a crime, state law requires him to step down.
For now, Hagan remains an alderman representing Ward 6.
Hagan was served his indictment Friday. He's out of jail on a $50,000 bond.