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Former Louisiana deputy pleads guilty to malfeasance

July 2, 2019

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A former Louisiana deputy accused of stalking and sexually assaulting women while on duty pleaded guilty to malfeasance.

News outlets report former West Baton Rouge Deputy Ben Arceneaux was sentenced to probation Monday. He was given a suspended five-year prison sentence.

A redacted copy of the State Police’s report says one woman accused Arceneaux of grabbing her neck and hair after forcing her to pull over. Arceneaux flirted with her at work several times and would joke about pulling her over.

A second woman says Arceneaux grabbed her the same way and demanded she do something after he asked her to meet up. The demand was redacted.

Three other women came forward after initial news reports.

Arceneaux didn’t initially deny some of the allegations but called it a mutual interaction.

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