Sheriff's lieutenant accused of soliciting for prostitution
ALEXANDRIA - A Rapides Parish sheriff's lieutenant has been fired after he was charged with soliciting for prostitution.
Sheriff William Earl Hilton said he fired Stacy Bender on Friday. Bender faces six counts of malfeasance in office, two counts of solicitation for prostitution, inciting prostitution, obstruction of justice and two counts of unlawful use of criminal records.
Louisiana State Police worked with the sheriff's office to investigate the case against Bender, who is 48 years old and a resident of Boyce, Louisiana.
State police say Bender had an ongoing sexual relationship with a prostitute while he was on duty.
The Town Talk reports that Bender had worked for the sheriff's office since 1999.
Hilton said his employees are held to a very high standard.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Celebration of Life service to be held for Sadie Roberts-Joseph Monday
Proposed ordinance to regulate sewer treatment plants in unincorporated areas of Livingston...
SU students helped desegregate NASA, worked on Apollo 11
Save Our Cities March and Rally held in honor of Sadie Roberts-Joseph
Deputies looking for burglar who stole service dog in training from Zachary...