Feb 22, 2011 5:42 PM by Tonya LaCoste Press Release

Broussard Police Officer Arrested on Sex Charges

A Broussard Police Officer who is also a school resource officer is in jail and charged with four counts of Molestation of a Juvenile and one count of Oral Sexual Battery.

Lt. Craig Stansbury with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office says juvenile detectives arrested 28-year-old Henry Samuel Bates of Broussard.

The Lafayette Sheriff's Office received a complaint on Monday February 21, 2010 from a family member of the victim, who is a 15 year old female. The complaint stated that the suspect (Henry Samuel Bates) had inappropriate sexual contact with the victim at his residence in Broussard four times in 2010.

During the investigation detectives discovered evidence that supported the complaint and obtained a warrant for Bates arrest. Henry Bates was arrested without incident and is presently incarcerated at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Facility with a bond of $175,000




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