A Santa Fe veterinarian facing charges of rape and sexual battery has been released from jail on $90,000 bond, Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office records show.

Todd Michael Glover, 37, of Hitchcock, was in the Allen Parish Jail in Louisiana through the holidays after Texas Department of Public Safety officers arrested him Dec. 26 at a Hitchcock residence. He was booked into the Allen Parish Jail Dec. 28, records show.

A judge Wednesday gave him a bond during a short court appearance, court officials said.

Glover is charged with one count of first-degree rape and three counts of sexual battery in the 33rd Judicial District Court in Allen Parish, court records show.

A person can be charged with first-degree rape in Louisiana if he is accused of sexually assaulting someone younger than 13, or if the complainant was incapacitated because of drugs or if extreme force was used, according to state law.

Officials representing the Coushatta Tribal Police Department said it was their understanding that the accusations against Glover were made by 17-year-old girls.

Details about the specific accusations against Glover have been difficult to come by, however. Officials with the Allen Parish District Attorney’s Office said Wednesday they hadn’t received much paperwork about the details of the accusations against Glover.

Officers arrested Glover about 8:45 p.m. Dec. 26 at a Hitchcock address, sheriff’s office officials said.

Glover was briefly held in the Galveston County Jail as a fugitive from justice before he waived his right to an extradition hearing and was taken to Louisiana, his attorney said.

The Galveston County District Attorney’s Office received documents from Louisiana asking for peace officers to arrest Glover because of pending charges, records show.

Glover owns and operates The Animal Hospital of Santa Fe.

Matt deGrood: 409-683-5230; matt.degrood@galvnews.com


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