Sexual battery charges dropped against Dave Peralta

Sexual battery charges dropped against Dave Peralta

CHALMETTE, LA (WVUE) - The Louisiana Attorney General's office confirms it has dropped a sexual battery charge against St. Bernard Parish President David Peralta.

The move comes less than a week before trial was set to start, a trial which the state has asked to delay, due to the ongoing investigation.

Prosecutors filed a request indicating a strong probability of a superseding indictment in the near future. The original indictment came after Peralta's ex-wife accused him of rape.

Peralta also faces felony stalking charges in St. Tammany Parish.

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