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PONCHATOULA, LA – March 14, 2019 – Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Edwards reports the arrest of 63- year-old Richard Weissemann.

On January 23, 2019, it was reported to the sheriff's office that in December of 2014, Weissemann committed a sexually battery on a physically disabled female who was under his care at the time.

During an investigation into the allegations, it learned that Weissemann was currently living in Walton County Georgia. On February 13, 2019, TPSO detectives reached out to the Walton County Sheriff’s Office for assistance. The Walton County Sheriff's Office located and made contact with Weissmann who declined to speak with investigators and wished to seek legal counsel before being questioned.

On February 22, 2019, charges were accepted on Weissmann resulting in active warrants for his arrest by the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office. Subsequently on March 13, 2019, Weissmann turned himself in and was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail on the charges of sexual battery of the infirmed and cruelty to the infirmed.