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Ole Miss employee charged with molesting daughter

Eric Smith (University of Mississippi) Eric Smith (University of Mississippi)

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) - A University of Mississippi employee has been indicted on charges he molested his 2-year-old daughter.

Lee Eric Smith is a communication specialist for the Media and Public Relations Department.       District Attorney Ben Creekmore said Friday the 39-year-old Smith is charged with one count each of sexual battery and touching a child for lustful purposes.

Creekmore said Brown pleaded not guilty this week and posted bond.

Creekmore said the accusations were made by Smith's wife, Chanelle. They are divorcing.       Smith said Friday he would decline comment "under my attorney's advice."

His attorney did not immediately respond to a message.

Smith was the first black editor of the student paper, The Daily Mississippi, in the 1990s.

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