Hammond police officer arrested on sexual assault charges

Hammond police officer arrested on sexual assault charges

HAMMOND, LA (WAFB) - A south Louisiana police officer has been arrested on sexual assault charges.

The Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Officer reported Brad Core, 44, of Hammond, surrendered to detectives Wednesday night.

A spokeswoman with the Hammond Police Department confirmed Core was an officer at the time of his arrest.

She added Core was initially an officer with the department from May 2002 through June 2004. She did not state why he left the department, but he was rehired two months later.

TPSO said arrest warrants were obtained and issued Wednesday for Core's arrest.

Core has been booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on charges of sexual battery, oral sexual battery, carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Bond has not been set.

The spokeswoman for HPD said Core resigned after his arrest.

The investigation is ongoing.

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