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Police officer arrested, allegedly groped child at wedding venue in Livingston Parish

2 months 2 days 22 hours ago Monday, September 26 2022 Sep 26, 2022 September 26, 2022 9:53 AM September 26, 2022 in News
Source: WBRZ

SPRINGFIELD - A police officer was arrested after he was accused of groping a child at a wedding in Livingston Parish over the weekend.

Frank Tallia, an officer with the Ponchatoula Police Department, is currently jailed at the Livingston Parish Detention Center on a charge of sexual battery involving rubbing or touching. Sources said the incident happened at a venue in the Springfield area. 

The Ponchatoula Police Department said Wednesday that Tallia was placed on administrative leave without pay.

Tallia was released on bond Monday, according to jail records.

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