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