DERIDDER, La. (AP) — A veteran sheriff’s deputy in Louisiana has been fired after being arrested on a rape charge.
News outlets report that he was arrested in connection with the rape of a family friend July 15 at a home in Ragley. He turned himself in to the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s Office on Tuesday to face a charge of third-degree rape.
Shortridge is 40 years old. He was a detective with the Calcasieu Sheriff’s Office. He’d worked there for 19 years.
Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso fired him and posted a statement on Facebook saying, “I am not only sorry for the victim, I am embarrassed for our profession.”
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