HOUMA, La. (AP) - A 20-year-old woman has been arrested by the sheriff's office for molestation of a juvenile, after admitting to having a romantic relationship with a 13-year-old girl. Sheriff Vernon Bourgeois says Destinee Elizabeth Chaisson was booked Monday into the Terrebonne Parish jail. The Courier reports an investigation... more »
New Directions juvenile facility in Lafayette will close at the end of the month and the decision means displacing 24 juveniles in the State's care. New Directions staff said it will no longer be in operation by July 31, 2011, because of financial reasons. But the Louisiana Department of Child... more »
Two of the eight suspects in a child molestation case in St. Landry Parish were released on $300,000 bond each this week. Now suspects Barry Giglio and Marla Giglio are pleading not guilty to the crime.
State Police call this case a heinous crime, saying they believe eight adults... more »
Statement from Brannon Decou:
Broussard, February 23, 2011: On Tuesday February 22, 2011 I was notified that Juvenile Detectives with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office was investigating a criminal complaint in reference to four counts of Molestation of a Juvenile and (1) one count of Oral Sexual Battery on... more »
On January 3, 2011 an investigation was initiated in reference to the alleged sexual abuse of two juvenile males. Through the course of the investigation the suspect was identified as Donald Ledet Jr. and a Warrant of Arrest was obtained for the following offense:
La. R.S. 14:81.2 (5cts) Molestation... more »
According to Chief Chris Abrahams, in a joint investigation, the Sulphur Police Department and the Louisiana State Police have made an arrest in connection with child molestation.
Andrew Joseph Fusilier (also known as "A.J."), White Male, Age 25 of Shasta Street, Sulphur, Louisiana, was arrested and booked into the... more »
(St. Martinville, La.)-On September 3, 2010, an investigation was initiated in reference to a report of alleged sexual abuse of a juvenile female for incidents that occurred from July 2010-September of 2010. Through the course of the investigation, a suspect was identified as Jerome Thomas, 53, Parks, and a Warrant... more »
Lance Barton, 51, whose record of child molestation dates back to 1984 in different cities across Louisiana, will probably be spending the rest of his life behind bars after his conviction Thursday in District Court at the Acadia Parish Courthouse. Judge Glennon Everett presided over the case. He also still... more »
Tracy L. Boothe, 54, of 1607 Oak Hill Lane, Franklin was arrested on 7-2-2010 at 6:09 pm for two counts of Aggravated Incest and two counts of Molestation of a Juvenile. Arrest stems from an incident reported to the St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office on 7-2-2010 where suspect allegedly molested... more »
A high profile case is underway in St. Landry Parish. The husband of Krotz Springs Police Chief, Susie Lacassin, is on trial. But, it's what he's accused of and with whom that's drawing attention.
Arthur Douglas Lacassin was arrested in 2007 for charges of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile.... more »