A Madison Oaks Academy staff member is facing rape charges after being accused of having sex with an underage resident at the facility early Thursday morning.
Larry McIntosh, 24, was arrested at the facility, located at 49 Old Hickory Blvd, and booked into the Madison County Jail at 2:40 a.m. Thursday, according to a news release from the Jackson Police Department.
Around 1 a.m. Thursday, police were called about the incident at Madison Oaks Academy, which is a 73-bed psychiatric residential treatment facility specifically designed for children and adolescents, according to the facility's Web site. Residents are girls and boys, between the ages of 10 and 18 who have emotional and behavioral disorders.
The investigation determined that a staff member was making his rounds when he saw McIntosh, who was on-duty, having sex with a 13-year-old female resident. The staff member, who witnessed the incident, immediately alerted his superiors who then notified police, the release said.
The Department of Children's Services is assisting in the investigation.
According to Madison Oaks Academy, McIntosh has been suspended pending the outcome of the investigation.