An officer with the Hammond Police Department (HPD) has been arrested and accused of sex crimes against a juvenile.
Core is facing several charges that include sexual battery, oral sexual battery, carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.
Hammond Police Chief James Stewart declined to comment on the case, noting that the investigation was conducted by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office at the request of HPD.
Core was a patrol officer who had been with the department for 16 years. Core resigned on Wednesday shortly after his arrest.
A spokeswoman for the department would not provide any details about the case for now, but the investigation is ongoing.
The sheriff's office had announced Tuesday that it was conducting an investigation involving a Hammond Police Department employee at the request of the police department. They did not reveal the nature of the investigation at that time.