New Orleans police officer booked with indecent behavior, sexual battery of juvenile charges

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NEW ORLEANS — Authorities say a 26 year veteran of the New Orleans Police Department is on unpaid emergency suspension following his arrest on two counts of sexual battery on a juvenile and two counts of indecent behavior with juveniles.

Police says 58-year-old Willie A. Gant Sr. was arrested Tuesday.

Police did not elaborate on the allegations against Gant.

Gant's attorney, Patrick Giraud, told Times-Picayune ( his client "vehemently" denies the charges against him.

Giraud says investigators served a search warrant on Gant's home Tuesday evening.

He would not say what they were looking for, but said Gant shares the home with his wife and four young children.

Information from: The Times-Picayune,

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