Days after husband's arrest, wife of Tiki Tubing owner also arrested on sex crimes charges
DENHAM SPRINGS – Days after the owner of Tiki Tubing was arrested on molestation charges, his wife was arrested in another sex crimes investigation, sources told WBRZ.
Patricia Dianne Fore was booked into jail Friday morning on sexual battery charges. According to arrest information, the crimes are related to “rubbing or touching.”
Sources said her husband, John Fore, accompanied her to the jail when she surrendered earlier Friday. She was released on a $25,000 later that afternoon.
Sources told The WBRZ Investigative Unit that Patricia Fore's charges stemmed from a 2019 complaint that resurfaced in wake of her husband's arrest this week.
In statement released Friday evening, Sheriff Jason Ard admitted his department should have taken the case more seriously when it was first reported.
"Following John Fore’s arrest, the 2019 case was brought to my attention. On review of that case, I realized that the case had not been pursued as diligently as it should have been. The family of the victim has been made aware of this action," Sheriff Ard said in a statement.
John Fore was released from jail on bond after being arrested Monday on sexual battery charges involving a juvenile. Fore is accused of inappropriately touching a teenage boy earlier in the month at his home.
Sources told WBRZ, Patricia Fore’s arrest is tied to a separate investigation.
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Also this month, Tiki Tubing and Fore were sued over the death of an LSU baseball player’s father on the Amite River.