GREENSBURG, La. — A police officer in rural Louisiana was arrested Monday on suspicion of sexual abuse involving a minor, multiple media outlets reported.
Cauy Christopher Phillips, 20, was arrested for allegedly having inappropriate contact with the juvenile victim, WBRZ reported.
According to the Louisiana State Police, Phillips is an officer with the Greensburg Police Department, and the investigation of the allegations against him began in May, WBRZ reported.
Trooper Jeremy Price told WAFB the law enforcement agency’s Special Victims Unit launched its investigation of Phillips after learning of accusations that the officer had “inappropriately battered a juvenile in a sexual way.”
Phillips, of Amite, Louisiana, was booked Monday into the St. Helena Parish Jail on three counts of sexual battery and two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, WAFB reported.