Forrest Friedman

Forrest Friedman

A local middle school teacher was arrested after he was allegedly caught spying on someone in Denham Springs last week.

Forrest Friedman, a former teacher at Central Middle School, was booked into the Livingston Parish Detention Center on Thursday, Nov. 5, on a peeping Tom charge, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

His bond was set at $500, and he has since bonded out, the Sheriff’s Office confirmed. 

The alleged crime took place around 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 29, when a deputy from the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to a home in a Denham Springs neighborhood in response to a “Peeping Tom complaint.”

The investigation is ongoing, according to the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Friedman was employed at Central Middle School, a post he obtained in August 2019. He resigned from his position on Wednesday, Nov. 4, Central Community School System Superintendent Jason Fountain said in an email.

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Kalyca Acosta

As disturbing as this is, and it is quite disturbing, I am - as usual, incredulous that I had to find out about this initially from a Baton Rouge news source, not the DSPD. I find the entire matter of not advising the public of the crime/criminal activity the DSPD has always maintained, appalling. I hear sirens all day on the weekend. Yet no crime ever occurs if you were to check with your local law enforcement agency. Serve and Protect, sshhhh.

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