A former Harrison County deputy has been accused of sex crimes against a child in Pearl River County.
Pearl River County deputies arrested 45-year-old Dannie Curlee on Circuit Court warrants on Thursday, the county jail docket shows.
Curlee faces prosecution on five counts — touching a child for lustful purposes, sexual battery and three counts of exploitation of a child.
Child exploitation is Mississippi’s charge involving child pornography. It also is used in cases in which someone uses a computer or other electronic device to entice a child to meet for sexual activity.
Curlee worked at the Harrison County Adult Detention Center for a little more than two years.
The Army veteran and former military police officer became a corrections officer at the Harrison County Jail on April 16, 2011. He was fired June 13, 2014.
The reason for his termination was a personnel matter and is not a matter of public record, Harrison County Sheriff Troy Peterson said Tuesday.
Curlee previously was a prison guard for the California Department of Corrections and has been a deputy with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Department in Louisiana.
Details on the sex-crime charges were not immediately available.
SunHerald.com will provide more information when details are released.