A Vermillion Parish Sheriff’s deputy has been arrested on charges of rape and indecent behavior. He was terminated from the department.
Records show that 42-year-old Bryan Kibodeaux was arrested Tuesday. VPOS confirms that Kibodeaux, who has just under 18 years of service with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office was arrested Tuesday afternoon by the Louisiana State Police.
He is charged with 1 count of first-degree rape, 4 counts of sexual battery and 4 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile.
State Police says the investigation began on January 24, 2019, when Investigators with SVU received a complaint involving the sexual abuse of a child in Vermilion Parish. During the course of the investigation, Investigators identified Kibodeaux as the suspect, and a warrant was obtained for his arrest.
On February 5, 2019, Investigators executed a search warrant at Kibodeaux’s residence in Abbeville.
Kibodeaux was placed under arrest on the warrant. He was booked into the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center.
Investigators were assisted by the LSP Technical Support Unit, LSP Criminal Intelligence Unit, and agents with Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Sheriff Mike Couvillon and the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office also assisted SVU in this case, and Kibodeaux’s employment has been terminated per VPSO.
The Sheriff’s Office says that the charges against Kibodeaux are unrelated to the office of the sheriff, according to a release.
VPSO Sheriff Mike Couvillon confirmed that the deputy’s employment with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office was terminated immediately.
State Police are working the investigation. No details were given on this case.
“In law enforcement, we are held to a higher bar by the public with regard to adherence to the laws of our state. This higher bar includes what the public expects of us both on and off the job, and rightly so. I think it is important to mention that this deputy was assigned to the parish jail and although the arrest and criminal charges are NOT related to anything within the office of Sheriff nor the deputy’s work at the parish jail, we understand the importance of public safety and have taken immediate action today, terminating Mr. Kibodeuax’s employment with the Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Office. ” said the Sheriff.