30-year FBI veteran arrested for aggravated crimes against nature

Special Agent David Harris, 51, of Prairieville, Louisiana. [Image credit: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office]

Baton Rogue, Louisiana: In February investigators with the Department of Justice/ Office of the Inspector General and the Louisiana State Police received a complaint of alleged sexual misconduct by 51-year-old David Harris, a 30-year-veteran of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.


While looking into the allegations, investigators uncovered reason to believe that Harris was responsible for several additional criminal acts which involved both adults and minor victims over several jurisdictions in Louisiana dating back to 2016.


On Thursday, June 24, Harris was arrested in Ascension Parish where he was charged with aggravated crimes against nature and indecent behavior with children under the age of 13.


Warrants for his arrest were also obtained in East Baton Rogue Parish and Orleans Parish. The charges against Harris in those locations include sexual battery and attempted third degree rape, obscenity, witness intimidation, and additional charges of aggravated crimes against nature, and indecent behavior with juveniles.


On Thursday, July 1 Harris appeared in court for a bond hearing and was ordered held without bond.


The case remains under investigation and prosecutors would not reveal much related to the specific allegations against Harris, but they did disclose that some of the allegations involve an underage female relative that had been threatened not to tell.


His next court date is not known at this time.