State Police investigate sex assault complaint against parish president

St. Bernard, La. - St. Bernard Parish President released a statement regarding a sexual assault allegation against him that Louisiana State Police are investigating.

A spokesperson for State Police say the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office asked the state police to investigate Sunday afternoon.

In a statement, Peralta says "I am disappointed and embarrassed by the baseless allegations made against me. This is a sad and baffling domestic issue that should have never risen to this level. In short time, I am confident this will be resolved. In the meantime, I will continue to focus on my responsibility to this parish and will not be sidetracked by a personal disagreement."        

Investigators will not confirm the identity of the victim or who filed the complaint.

State Police say everything they find will be turned over to the St. Bernard Parish District Attorney.

Investigators did not release any details of the circumstances surrounding the complaint.