AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - A child psychiatrist at a state-run facility for people with mental illnesses has been fired over allegations that he sexually abused two residents. Texas Department of State Health Services spokeswoman Carrie Williams said Thursday the agency was alerted about the allegations in late October. Charles Fischer was placed on emergency leave the next morning and fired Monday.
A phone message left at Fischer's home in Austin on Thursday was not immediately returned. The Austin American-Statesman first reported his firing.