Barry Parrish

Barry Parrish

A retired Baton Rouge police officer was arrested Wednesday on a count of first-degree rape in Livingston Parish, the Sheriff's Office there said.

Barry Parrish, 52, of Denham Springs, surrendered after an investigation determined he had "engaged in illicit sexual acts with a juvenile" on July 16, Sheriff Jason Ard said in a news release.

Parrish was taken to the Tangipahoa Parish Prison because the Livingston Parish Detention Center is not currently housing inmates due to recent flooding, according to the release.

His bail has been set at $100,000.