Correctional officer fired after inappropriate behavior with juvenile
LAFOURCHE PARISH- A correctional officer has been fired after being arrested for sexual battery.
On April 30, an investigation began after a complaint was filed with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office in reference to allegations that Ernest Rost, 37, had sexual contact with a juvenile. On Thursday, detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest, according to a release.
Rost was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he was previously assigned as a correctional officer. He is charged with one count of sexual battery. His bond is set at $50,000.
Rost was employed with the sheriff's office for over 15 months.
Detectives say the investigation is ongoing.
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