A St. Bernard deputy was booked Friday on allegations of sexual misconduct with two juveniles, the Sheriff's Office said.
Officials said that Kevin Rickmon, a former New Orleans police officer serving as a St. Bernard deputy, was booked on sexual battery, contributing to the delinquency of a minor and attempted third degree rape.
Sheriff James Pohlmann said in a statement that the charges involve two females who were minors at the time of the incidents, one recent and the other in 2016. Rickmon was fired upon arrest, the sheriff said.
Further details about the case were not immediately available. A defense attorney denied the allegations.
“We are very confident the facts will show our client is innocent,” said Tanya Picou Faia, who is representing Rickmon along with lawyer Keith Sanchez.
Rickmon served with the NOPD from 2009 until 2015, when he resigned for what he called a “better job,” according to civil service records.