WWL-TV is following a developing story out of St. Bernard Parish in which someone reported an alleged sexual assault by Parish President David Peralta to the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office.
Peralta issued a statement saying, "I am disappointed and embarrassed by the baseless allegations made against me. This is a sad and baffling domestic issue that should have never risen to this level. In short time, I am confident this will be resolved. In the meantime, I will continue to focus on my responsibility to this parish and will not be sidetracked by a personal disagreement."
Officials at the sheriff's office have asked State Police to take over the investigation, and Trooper Melissa Matey joins the Eyewitness Morning News by phone, to talk about the ongoing investigation.