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Reports: Former State Hospital Doctor Charged with Child Sex Abuse

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A former psychiatrist at the Austin State Hospital has been indicted on multiple felony charges, including child sexual assault, according to reports.

The Austin American-Statesman writes that Charles Fisher, who was fired from the facility last year amid charges he sexually abused two teen patients in 2003 and 2006, has been accused of abusing a total of five patients over a similar time period, from 2001 to 2005.

The Statesman adds that Fisher is not currently in police custody. KXAN has more about the case:

Austin police started investigating after one of Fischer's former patients told the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services about the alleged sexual abuse from Fischer while at Austin State Hospital. Austin police detectives spearheaded the investigation, with help from the Office of Attorney General, the Office of Inspector General, the Texas Rangers, the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services and the Austin State Hospital.