Sheriff: Slain Baton Rouge TV host faced molestation charges
ST. GABRIEL, La. (AP) — A Louisiana sheriff says a Baton Rouge television host who was shot to death in his home in Iberville Parish faced unresolved child molestation charges in England.
Scott Rogers was killed at his St. Gabriel home Wednesday. Investigators said Mathew Hodgkinson is suspected of shooting Rogers then turning the gun on himself. Hodgkinson was hospitalized, on life support, after the shooting.
Rogers' attorney told The Advocate (http://bit.ly/1n3G20K ) that federal investigators were looking into whether Rogers submitted fraudulent naturalization and adoption paperwork.
Iberville Parish Sheriff Brett Stassi described Rogers and Hodgkinson as lovers who met years ago.
Stassi said Hodgkinson was married to Rogers' daughter. Stassi said it was a sham marriage to prevent Hodgkinson from being deported to England.
Rogers hosted "Around Town," a Baton Rouge area talk show.