A process server who worked for the civil division of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office was arrested Thursday by the Louisiana Bureau of Investigations Cyber Crime Unit on allegations of internet crimes against children, according to a spokeswoman for the Sheriff’s Office.
Brett Bahm, who had worked for the Sheriff’s Office since 1998, was arrested on a warrant issued through the 22nd Judicial Court, spokeswoman Meredith Timberlake said. He was fired immediately, she said.
He was booked into the St. Tammany Parish jail on counts of indecent behavior with juveniles, pornography involving juveniles and computer-aided solicitation of a minor.
The arrest was made in cooperation with the Internal Affairs Department of the Sheriff’s Office, Timberlake said.
“I hold all of our employees to a higher standard,” Sheriff Randy Smith said in a statement. “When a public servant betrays the trust of the community, that individual must face the consequences.”