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Correctional officer fired after inappropriate behavior with juvenile

5 years 3 weeks 4 days ago Friday, May 04 2018 May 4, 2018 May 04, 2018 8:37 AM May 04, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Raquel Derganz Baker

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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