Friday, Louisiana State Police Bureau of Investigations arrested Stacy Bender (W/M 48 yrs) of Boyce, La., a deputy with the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.  He was charged with malfeasance in office (6 counts), solicitation for prostitution (2 counts), inciting prostitution, obstruction of justice, and unlawful use of criminal records (2 counts).

Earlier this week, LSP received information regarding criminal activity involving Bender.  With the assistance of Homeland Security Investigations and Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office, LSP launched an investigation into these accusations. The investigation revealed that he had an on-going sexual relationship with a female engaged in prostitution.  Investigators believe that Bender was on-duty during the times that he was engaged in these criminal offenses.
Based on information obtained from the investigation, investigators were able to secure an arrest warrant for him.  Bender was arrested at the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

The investigation remains ongoing.

The Louisiana State Police online reporting system is also available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.