Police arrest suspected female sexual predator

Police arrest suspected female sexual predator

WASHINGTON PARISH, LA (WVUE) - A 23-year-old Washington Parish woman is accused of being a sexual predator.

The Washington Parish Sheriff's Office says its detective division was contacted by a concerned parent who told them her young teen-age son had been sexually exploited by 23-year-old Arlesha Shantel Brister of Franklinton.

According to police, the investigation into the mother's allegations indicated that not only her son, but also another teenage boy, had been sexually victimized by the woman.

Police say after they interviewed Brister about the allegations, she disconnected her telephone and relocated to Tylertown, Mississippi.

An arrest warrant was obtained for Brister and she was featured on the Sheriff's Office website's Most Wanted page as a fugitive. The following day she was arrested by the Walthall County Sheriff's Office as a fugitive from justice. Brister was extradited back to Washington Parish.

During interviews following her arrest, detectives say Brister acknowledged sexual contact between her and one of the juveniles, but claimed a medical condition clouded her memory about the full extent of the sexual contact.

Sheriff Randy Seal responded to Brister's arrest.

"Brister is now in jail where she belongs. It doesn't matter if a predator is male or female. The bottom line is the person is a predator and belongs behind bars, far removed from contact with any children," Seal said.

Brister remains in the Washington Parish Jail with bond set at $30,000.

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