Lafourche Parish Correctional Officer charged with sexual battery

Lafourche Parish Correctional Officer charged with sexual battery
37-year-old Ernest Rost (Source: Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office)

LAFOURCHE PARISH, LA (WVUE) - The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says a correctional officer at the Lafourche Parish Correctional Center was arrested and fired following an investigation into an alleged sexual contact with a juvenile.

According to Sheriff Craig Webre, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office began an investigation on April 20 after a complaint was filed against 37-year-old Ernest Rost alleging that he had sexual contact with a juvenile. Rost was placed on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation.

On May 3, a warrant was obtained for Rost's arrest and he was taken into custody.

Rost has been booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on one count of sexual battery. His bond has been set at $50,000.

Rost was employed with the sheriff's office for 15 months before he was arrested and terminated.

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