Long Beach police officer charged with sexual battery of teen

Patrick Anthony Klis.
Patrick Anthony Klis.

LONG BEACH, MS (WLOX) - According to authorities in Harrison County, a Long Beach police officer has been arrested and charged with three counts of sexual battery of a juvenile.

Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara said 44-year-old Patrick Anthony Klis, of Pass Christian, was arrested Friday.

Brisolara said investigators received information on Thursday saying Klis was having sexual relations with a 15-year-old girl.

Officials said enough evidence was collected to file an arrest warrant for Klis. Brisolara said Klis was taken into custody at the Long Beach Police Department and was booked into the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility.

Authorities said the victim was taken into custody by the Department of Human Services.

The investigation is ongoing.

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