DENHAM SPRINGS, La. (BRPROUD) – The wife of the Tiki Tubing owner is in custody just days after her husband was charged with sexual battery.

Patricia Fore, 58, has been charged with sexual battery, rubbing, and touching. She was arrested on Friday, May 20. 66-year-old John Fore, the owner of Tiki Tubing, was arrested on May 16 following an investigation in Livingston Parish.

Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard says that following John Fore’s arrest, the 2019 case was brought to his attention.

On review of that case, I realized that the case had not been pursued as diligently as it should have been.  The family of the victim has been made aware of this action.

After the recent arrest of John Fore and a review of the previous 2019 case file, LPSO is conducting additional interviews this week and is actively pursuing the investigation of Patricia Fore.  All evidence will be gathered and no matter who you are, if you commit a crime, you will face the punishment. While I am personally reviewing the case following the 2019 report, my total focus is on the victim receiving justice.

This continues to be an ongoing but sensitive investigation. No more details can be released at this time.

There are concerns that there may be more victims that have not come forward. If there are, I am asking you to please contact us at 225-686-2241 x1.

– Sheriff Jason Ard

The owner of Tiki Tubing is currently facing a wrongful death lawsuit regarding the 2021 drowning of Keith Hilliard. The suit filed in the Middle District Court of Louisiana says Hilliard’s death could have been prevented. Hilliard’s wife, Lisa, has previously spoken out about the accident, claiming that they were told that the river was safe and was told that lifejackets were reserved only for children.