A tip from a concerned parent led to the arrest of a Bogalousa, LA, man on Friday in Waveland. Police Chief David Allen said Ethan Hawke Dixon, 19, is charged with sexual battery and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Allen said the tip came when a concerned parent reported that her young daughter was possibly having a relationship with Dixon. Officials said officers gathered information that indicated Dixon and the girl were together at an apartment in Waveland.
Allen said officers found the pair at the apartment, and evidence found at the scene led to Dixon being charged. Dixon is being held at the Hancock County Jail on a $101,000 bond.
"The Waveland Police Department continues in its commitment to protect our children," said Allen.
Authorities say the investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.
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