April 05, 2018  |  01:24 pm

A St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office employee was arrested today (April 5) by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Crime Unit in cooperation with the STPSO Internal Affairs Division. 

Brett Bahm, a process server for the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office Civil Division, was arrested on a warrant that was issued through the 22ndJudicial Court on April 4 (Wednesday). Bahm’s employment with the Sheriff’s Office was immediately terminated.

Bahm had been employed with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office since 1998. 

Bahm was booked into the St. Tammany Parish Jail on the following charges:

L.R.S. 14:81     Indecent Behavior with Juveniles
L.R.S. 14:81.1 Pornography Involving Juveniles
L.R.S. 14:81.3 Computer-aided Solicitation of a Minor 

“I hold all of our employees to a higher standard. When a public servant betrays the trust of the community, that individual must face the consequences,” said Sheriff Randy Smith. 

The investigation is ongoing. No further details will be released at this time.