By Gareth Clary
LONG BEACH - Patrick Anthony Klis, a police officer with the Long Beach Police Department, has been arrested and charged with three counts of sexual battery of a juvenile, according to a news release Saturday from Harrison County Sheriff Melvin Brisolara.
Brisolara said investigators received information on Thursday that Klis was having sexual relations with a 15-year-old juvenile.
Investigators were able to recover evidence and conduct interviews, which led to an arrest warrant being issued for Klis.
He was taken into custody at the Long Beach Police Department and booked into the Harrison County Adult Detention Facility.
Bond was set at $300,000 by Circuit Court Judge John Garguilo.
The Department of Human Resources was called and took custody of the 15-year-old victim.