Dave Peralta's wife recants sexual abuse allegations

St. Bernard, La. - The wife of St. Bernard Parish President Dave Peralta has recanted her allegations involving sexual assault.

In a statement released Tuesday afternoon, Peralta reveals that his wife is the one who filed the claim and that she informed Louisiana State Police in a video statement that she has decided to drop all charges stemming from what Peralta calls a "domestic disagreement."

Peralta goes on to say, "it is regrettable that law enforcement officials were summoned into this personal dispute and that he and his wife are sorry that this matter has escalated beyond a private matter."

The St. Bernard Sheriff's Office reached out to state police Sunday afternoon asking them to investigate the claims against the parish president.