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Sexual assault complaint dropped against man in Baton Rouge

Louisiana readers know that sexual assault charges can change lives. These charges can seriously impact your relationships and employment, as well as costing time and money to defend. You may be interested to hear that a man who had been charged with sexual assault has had the charges against him dropped, according to a report from Oct. 29.

The news states that the St. Bernard Parish president, who was the husband to the woman filing the complaint, was charged with sexual assault. He claimed that the accusations were baseless and only came from a domestic dispute they'd had. At this time, his wife has decided to withdraw her charges and statement, but that won't completely take back what has happened. The media has gotten ahold of this domestic disagreement, and the police investigation is still continuing because the spokesman from the State Police reports that domestic investigations always continue - even after a complaint is withdrawn.

Now, the man has apologized to the public for the alleged personal matter coming to light. It is believed that the State Police have used a search warrant issued for this case, and they have said that this is still an ongoing investigation at this time. They do not have a timeline for when the investigation will be complete.

This case is the perfect case to show how minor disagreements or misunderstandings can be potentially blown out of proportion. When the media finds out about domestic disturbances, sexual assault cases or abuse cases, they can make it worse for everyone involved. This instance is no exception. If you've been charged with sexual assault, it's important to develop a strong defense to help protect yourself against this kind of media exploitation and to protect your reputation. Without a defense, you could find that your personal and professional life is affected.

BayouBuzz, "Peralta says assault complaint dropped" No Author Given, Oct. 29, 2013

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