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Dec 23, 2009 2:09 PM by Vermilion Parish Sheriff's press release

Lafayette man arrested 6 counts of sexual battery of the infirmed

According to Vermilon Parish Sheriff Mike Couvillon, one Lafayette man has been arrested following a two week long investigation by the Vermilion Parish Sheriff's criminal investigations division into allegations to sexual battery of the infirmed.

Jessie Lavergne

Sheriff Couvillon says that Jessie Lavergne, white male, dob 05/27/39 of 519 Kevin Drive Lafayette, La. was arrested by Vermilion Parish Detectives on 12/18/09 for 6 counts of sexual battery of the infirmed and is being held in the Vermilion Parish Correctional Center on a $250,000.00 bond.

Sheriff Souvillon says that Lavergne was employed as a private duty nurse and was caring for a quadriplegic patient with no communication ability at the time of his arrest.

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