Louisiana LE officer arrested in Rapid City for a sex crime
RAPID CITY, S.D. (KOTA) - A Louisiana law enforcement officer has been arrested in Rapid City, charged with hiring for sexual activity.
Kirk John Thibodeaux, 44 of Port Allen, was in Rapid City attending a work-related conference. The incident happened at an unspecified hotel Tuesday and was reported at 3 a.m. Wednesday, according to a release from the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office.
Hiring for sexual activity is a class 1 misdemeanor. If convicted, Thibodeaux could draw jail time, probation or a fine.
Thibodeaux is a lieutenant with the Louisiana State Police. He joined the state police in 2002 and is currently assigned to the Transportation Safety Services/Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Section.
According to WAFB in Baton Rouge, Thibodeaux has been placed on administrative leave pending the investigation.
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