Louisiana deputy arrested, accused of molesting child
RUSTON - A sheriff's deputy resigned Tuesday after he was accused of sexually abusing a child.
According to Louisiana State Police, 35-year-old Christopher Sparks was arrested Tuesday. Police said they picked up Sparks after the Lincoln Parish Sheriff's Office contacted the agency over a complaint concerning one of its own employees.
State police released few details about the allegations but said Sparks was picked up on charges of sexual battery and molestation of a juvenile.
Sparks, a correctional officer, resigned from the sheriff's office before his arrest. He is currently being held on a $500,000 bond.