Former BR cop arrested for raping a child

Former BR cop arrested for raping a child

LIVINGSTON PARISH (WVUE) - A retired Baton Rouge City Police officer is under arrest, accused of raping a juvenile in Livingston Parish.  52-year-old Barry Parrish of Denham Springs reportedly turned himself in to the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office Juvenile Division.

Parrish was arrested on Wednesday without incident on one count of first degree rape.  Sheriff Jason Ard says, 'Through an investigation, it was learned that on 7/16/16 Parrish had engaged in illicit sexual acts with a juvenile.  The incident allegedly happened on July 16, 2016.

Upon arrest, Parrish was transported to the Tangipahoa Parish Prison since the Livingston Parish Detention Center is not currently housing inmates due to the recent flooding in the area.

Bond for Parrish is currently set at $100,000.

Copyright 2016 WVUE. All rights reserved.