December 21, 2012 9:45 AM
ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) - Rapides Parish sheriff's deputies say a 27-year-old Tioga High School teacher has been arrested for having a sexual relationship with a student at the school. The Town Talk reports Heather Michelle Cooksey, of Pineville, was booked Wednesday into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on two counts... more »
November 2, 2012 8:14 AM
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - A Simmesport man has been arrested for violating his contract as a registered sex offender by participating in Halloween activities. The Town Talk reports 49-year-old Bryant Washington was booked Wednesday with sex offender violation and failure to provide a proper identification card. Avoyelles Parish sheriff's deputies... more »
April 12, 2012 7:40 AM
BENTON, La. (AP) - Bossier Parish Sheriff Larry Deen says a 46-year-old Bossier City man is being held on $180,000 bond after an online sex sting. He says Dennis W. Martin allegedly suggested sex to a deputy posing online as a 14-year-old girl, and suggested he could be her pimp.... more »
April 2, 2012 8:44 AM
GREENSBURG, La. (AP) - The St. Helena Parish Police Jury has hired Scott Bergthold, a Chattanooga, Tenn.-based lawyer whose practice specializes in helping local governments draft laws that regulate adult businesses. Police Jury Vice President Thomas Wicker tells The Advocate Bergthold was recommended to the police jury by the Moral... more »
March 22, 2012 10:46 AM
TALLULAH, La. (AP) - Officials say a Tallulah Elementary School teacher has been fired after she was in the classroom while two third-graders allegedly had oral sex under a table. Madison Parish School Superintendent Lisa Wilmore tells The News-Star last week's incident was investigated by the school's principal. Wilmore concurred... more »
January 24, 2012 10:55 AM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - A 45-year-old Sulphur man accused of committing sex crimes against juveniles has pleaded not guilty in state district court. The American Press reports Damon T. Skipper was indicted on one count of aggravated rape, along with his wife, 33-year-old Janice R. Skipper, on Jan 5.... more »
December 13, 2011 6:01 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress is set to hear from a former NHL player whose accusations of sexual abuse helped lead to the imprisonment of his former junior coach in Canada. Sheldon Kennedy will headline Congress' first hearing in the wake of the Penn State scandal. Last week, Kennedy's former coach,... more »
June 12, 2011 12:06 PM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - Ellender High School's football coach is free on $100,000 bond after being booked with a charge of indecent behavior with a 15-year-old female student. Authorities tell The Courier that 33-year-old Timothy Betts was released Friday, after his wife posted bond on the charges of indecent behavior... more »
June 4, 2011 10:46 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A social worker at a state juvenile detention center has been booked with malfeasance in office and fired for an alleged sexual relationship with a 20-year-old inmate, according to a Baton Rouge newspaper. The Advocate reports that 39-year-old Lashonda Lang, of Baton Rouge, was a... more »
April 24, 2011 1:48 PM
MONROE, La. (AP) - Authorities say Ouachita Parish High School band director Jon G. Lindsey has been charged with obscenity after being accused of performing a sex act on a 17-year-old boy in a car at a service station. Police reports reviewed by the News-Star said Lindsey denied performing oral... more »
March 25, 2011 7:16 PM
A former Ascension Episcopal School counselor pleads guilty to enticing a minor to have sex. Allison Hargrave originally plead not guilty due to insanity back in July.
Hargrave's defense attorney, Kevin Stockstill, said his client pleading guilty put's her fate solely in the hands of a federal judge instead... more »
January 28, 2011 6:48 PM
A flier circulating around Acadia Parish is offending some residents. The flier is coming from a Crowley church. The pastor said he's not apologizing for mailing out the 14, 000 copies. We want to warn you, the subject matter of this report may not be appropriate for all members of... more »
December 30, 2010 9:31 PM
SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) - Shreveport police are investigating an allegation of sexual assault against fired mayoral aide Rick Seaton, his attorney confirmed Thursday. The attorney, Marty Stroud of Shreveport, said the investigation is in its early stages, and sexual assault covers a broad spectrum of possible allegations. Mayor Cedric Glover... more »
November 30, 2010 12:32 PM
MANSFIELD, La. (AP) - A 62-year-old DeSoto Parish teacher has been arrested for sending sexually oriented text messages to one of his 17-year-old students. Authorities say Ralph Hines is chared with computer-aided solicitation of a minor and stalking. No word on whether Hines has a lawyer.
October 22, 2010 9:21 AM
MARKSVILLE, La. (AP) - Avoyelles Parish sheriff's deputies say a 52-year-old Marksville man has been arrested on sex charges involving children. Allen Chris Gintz was arrested Wednesday after Avoyelles authorities received a complaint of suspected sexual abuse involving children. Officials executed a search warrant at the Gintz's home after a... more »
October 13, 2010 11:30 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Suspended Gueydan Fire Chief Lindsey T. LeBlanc has pleaded guilty in federal court to two counts of attempting to receive child pornography. During Tuesday's hearing, the 43-year-old LeBlanc acknowledged he asked two undercover officers posing as 14-year-old girls to perform bodily functions while he listened and... more »
October 11, 2010 11:37 AM
Two Berwick teens are arrested after allegedly having sexual relations with a 13 year old. Ethan J. Falls, 18, was arrested for Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile and Oral Sexual Battery. Arrest stems from an investigation into an incident reported to the St. Mary Sheriff's Office on September 23,... more »
October 5, 2010 4:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - Attorneys for the American Civil Liberties Union went before a federal appeals court Tuesday in hopes of stopping what they say is an unconstitutional system of sex-segregated classes at a southern Louisiana school. The ACLU filed a federal suit in 2009 against the Vermilion Parish School... more »
September 28, 2010 8:00 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Prosecutors say 21-year-old Daniel James Broussard has pleaded guilty in federal court to having used the Internet and his cell phone to have sexual chats with four teenage girls from the Lafayette area. As part of a plea deal, Broussard pleaded guilty Monday to two counts... more »
September 24, 2010 11:06 AM
Law enforcement sources tell KATC, a registered sex offender was shot to death Thursdsay night at a his home at 407 N. Craig Street in Jennings. Rocky Domingue, 44, was the victim of an apparent domestic disturbance.
Jennings Police responded to the home around 9:40 Thursday night. A female... more »
September 20, 2010 3:56 PM
A St. Landry Parish man is jailed after soliciting what he thought was a 15 year old girl, for sex.
Nicholas Rodriguez was taken to the St. Landry Parish Jail where he was charged with 2 counts of Computer aided Solicitation of a Minor, 1 count Pornography Involving Juveniles... more »
September 20, 2010 6:50 AM
ANGOLA, LA. (AP) - Warden Burl Cain say four Louisiana State Penitentiary security officers resigned and another was fired after an investigation of alleged sexual activity between prisoners and visitors in June. Prison investigative reports allege that some officers accepted cash for providing "security" at two special nighttime club banquets,... more »
September 17, 2010 11:25 AM
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - A convicted sex offender has been indicted in the rape and killing of a 29-year-old Zachary woman whose body was found in Monte Sano Bayou in April. An East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury charged 43 year-old Franklin Meredith Jr. with aggravated rape and second-degree... more »
September 16, 2010 2:56 PM
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) - Pope Benedict XVI braved a chilly atmosphere Thursday in mostly secular Britain to issue his strongest comments yet on the sex abuse crisis, admitting that the Catholic Church had not acted decisively or quickly enough to remove priests who molested children. Speaking to reporters traveling with... more »
August 31, 2010 8:41 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police say a third-generation firefighter has been arrested for allegedly having sex with a 16-year-old girl at a fire station on Aug. 5. Police spokesman Sgt. Mark Francis said since August 2009, 21-year-old Dayne Anthony Leger of Carencro also worked as a substitute teacher at... more »
August 19, 2010 5:29 PM
On Wednesday, August 18, 2010, Lake Charles Police Department, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department, US Marshall's Service and Louisiana State Probation and Parole joined together to conduct a Sex Offender Compliance Operation. The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Department conducted Compliance checks on the west side of the parish, while LCPD, US Marshall's... more »
August 17, 2010 8:53 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Two people recently indicted in unrelated federal child-sex cases have pleaded not guilty in Lafayette federal court. Gueydan Fire Chief Lindsey Troy LeBlanc pleaded innocent Monday to two counts of attempting to receive child pornography and one count of attempting to coerce a minor to engage... more »
August 16, 2010 4:22 PM
Two alleged sex offense cases are being investigated by the Eunice Police.
At 3 am on Saturday the Eunice Police received a complaint from a woman who alleges a man raped her in a Beulah Gardens Apartment. The man claims it was consented. The case remains under investigation.
... more »
August 13, 2010 4:44 PM
Larry T. Landt, 47, of Wapakoneta, Ohio, was sentenced today for attempting to entice a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity and attempting to transport obscene material to a minor, United States Attorney Stephanie A. Finley announced. Landt was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison. In addition to... more »
August 11, 2010 11:36 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the ACLU's challenge of the single-gender programs at a Kaplan middle school. A federal district judge ruled in April that the all-boys and all-girls classes at Rene Rost Middle School could continue under court-mandated conditions... more »
August 10, 2010 7:47 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A federal judge has granted a continuance in the scheduled trial of a former private-school counselor accused of a federal sex crime. The U.S. District Judge Richard Haik signed the order Friday, but it was not published until Monday. The order was in response to a... more »
August 3, 2010 6:12 PM
Press Release: Thirty-Three Year Old William Oser from Broussard, Louisiana was just arrested at the Greyhound Bus Station in Joplin, Missouri. Authorities in Joplin received information that Oser was somewhere inside the city limits of Joplin. As a result OSER's photo was disseminated to patrol and OSER was located at... more »
July 29, 2010 10:56 AM
The Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a sex offender for being out of compliance of his sex offender conditions. Initially the Louisiana State Police arrested Melvin Tyrone Carrier on 7/4/10 for Careless Operation, Driving under Suspension and DWI third Offense in Iberia Parish. Suspect was incarcerated in IPJ. The... more »
July 15, 2010 11:54 AM
Lafayette, LA -. Jose A. Ventura is wanted for Violating his Conditions of Parole. Ventura's Original Charge is for Possession with Intent to Distribute Cocaine, which occurred in Iberia Parish. Ventura pled guilty to the Cocaine Charges on 11/18/2003 and was eventually sentenced to 7 years Hard Labor. Ventura was... more »
July 6, 2010 12:11 PM
Press Releas: Crowley Police have completed a quarterly review of registered sex offenders within the city of Crowley. Several years ago, Crowley Police began the Sex Offender Registration and Evaluation (SORE) program. “The purpose of this program is to make sure that our community is safe and to assure... more »
June 3, 2010 12:46 PM
FBI agents have arrested a former counselor at Ascension Episcopal School in Lafayette who is accused of trying to entice a student to engage in sexual activity.
Special Agent Sheila Thorne, an FBI spokeswoman in New Orleans, said that FBI agents from Lafayette and Hattiesburg, Miss., arrested Allison... more »
May 18, 2010 3:37 PM
Press Release-The Opelousas Police Department's Special Operations Division has arrested Opelousas resident, Francis Thibodeaux 48, for Attempted Simple Kidnapping. The arrest stemmed from a complaint filed with the department in April. Officers were called to a Hazel Street residence where they were advised that a white male driving a maroon... more »
April 22, 2010 11:42 AM
An English teacher from Acadiana High School that was charged with federal sex charges is no longer an employee of the Lafayette Parish School System. The school board accepted Stephen McKay Hurst's resignation without discussion at its Wednesday meeting .
Hurst,37, is facing federal charges for allegedly videotaping students... more »
April 15, 2010 12:34 PM
UPDATE: Williams turned himself in to the Calcasieu Parish jail last night at 8 PM.
Eric Williams has been issued grand jury warrant for one count of indecent behavior with a child with a bond of $250,000 and one count of trafficking of children for sexual purposes... more »
April 6, 2010 10:07 AM
The Lafayette Parish School Board must approve the resignation of an arrested Acadiana High teacher. Stephen Hurst is accused of inviting students to his apartment and videotaping them having sex. Hurst is on leave with pay, but he turned in his letter of resignation last week. However, the board... more »
April 2, 2010 7:44 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Federal agents have arrested an Acadiana High School teacher who allegedly had allowed students to have sex in his Lafayette apartment while he filmed them.
According to court records unsealed Wednesday, 37-year-old Stephen McKay Hurst was arrested March 26 on federal counts of sexual exploitation... more »
April 2, 2010 6:39 AM
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The Louisiana Supreme Court has agreed to
hear an appeal in a lawsuit against the Lafayette Parish School
Board over a middle school student's alleged sexual assault in
The girl's family sued the school board after she reported being
assaulted... more »
March 20, 2010 12:01 AM
Ascension Episcopal School has been served with a lawsuit concerning a sex scandal between a former faculty-member and a student. The female employee resigned and is no longer employeed at the school, the student she's accused of having sex with is a 14 year old girl. According to court documents,... more »
March 12, 2010 4:12 PM
Crowley Police have arrested 2 Crowley men on different but related sex crimes. The incident was reported to police on March 11, 2010.
"Investigators discovered that a 13 year old female was being treated at a local hospital regarding what was believed to be a sexual assault. An investigation... more »
March 11, 2010 4:10 PM
Authorities in Acadia Parish are asking for the public's help in locating 38-year-old John Allen Arceneaux of Rayne.
According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon, Arceneaux who is a registered sex offender, failed to contact the Sheriff's Office when he changed his location of residence.
Earlier this week... more »
February 24, 2010 1:01 PM
LAFAYETTE, LA - In the first court hearing ever about sex segregation in coed public schools, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Louisiana argued today that the school board in Vermilion Parish, Louisiana illegally discriminated against both boys and girls at Rene A. Rost Middle School by... more »
February 22, 2010 4:25 PM
On Sunday 02/21/10 Detectives with the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Unit received information that a convicted registered sex offender from Lafayette Parish was living in Iberia Parish at a residence located at 417 Dodson Street. Upon Detectives responding to the location and conducting an investigation, Detectives discovered that... more »
February 19, 2010 12:42 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Across the media landscape, time stopped for 13 1/2 minutes Friday as Tiger Woods took a swing at getting out of the rough with an extraordinary video apology for his sexual escapades, telecast around the world. Dozens of broadcast networks, cable news outlets and online streams... more »
December 21, 2009 6:54 PM
In Lafayette, a man is under arrest accused of having sex with a 12-year-old. Sheriff's deputies say the victim's mother called claiming the child had sex with Jairo Castellanos. He's now booked on an aggravated rape charge.
December 1, 2009 12:26 PM
Two Crowley men have been arrest for unrelated sex crimes, which occurred over the past weekend.
The first investigation led to the arrest of Dreffus Byers III, 47 of Crowley. Police investigated a report of a missing person. During the investigation, it was determined that the victim in... more »
November 23, 2009 1:33 PM
This is the St. Landry Parish Sheriff's Office arrest report for November 23, 2009.
Quentin Kenneth Baldwin, age 36, Shed Rd.,Bossier City, La., charged with driving under suspension.
Gaylin Jarod Tezeno, age 23, Bolden Rd.,Palmetto, La., charged with stalking.
Shelton Joseph Thibodeaux, Jr., age 31, Highway 357,... more »
November 20, 2009 8:57 AM
St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Press Release Date: November 20, 2009
According to Sheriff David Naquin during the 24 hour period the Sheriff's Office responded to 36 complaints over the past period and reports the following arrests:
Denise Henderson age 32 of St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office Press... more »
November 4, 2009 12:05 PM
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputy was fired after his arrest on rape and other sex charges. Sheriff Tony Mancuso said in a news release that a woman reportedly contacted the sheriff's office on Oct. 30 and said her juvenile daughter was having sex... more »
October 29, 2009 2:47 PM
From: The Opelousas Police Dept. (Chief Perry Gallow)
On October 28, 2009 the Opelousas Police Dept once again arrested Mr. Frank O. Lahaye for exposing himself in a public place while at the same time fondling himself. Mr. Lahaye had been arrested earlier this month (10-06-09) for the same... more »
October 15, 2009 7:13 PM
Jeanerette Senior High School basketball coach is arrested and charged with having sex with a 17-year old female student.
"He was a very good coach. The kids related to him very well." said Assist. Iberia Parish School Superintendent Michael Judice
It was all news to the Iberia Parish... more »
October 15, 2009 11:07 AM
Shortly before 5:00 pm Wednesday afternoon detectives from the Bureau of Investigations arrested 29 year old Dwayne Bernard of New Iberia. Bernard is a coach at Jeanerette Senior High School and was arrested for 17 counts of Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile and 3 counts of Prohibited Sexual Conduct between... more »
October 13, 2009 2:57 PM
After a joint investigation with the Louisiana State Police, the Iberia Parish Sheriff's office has arrested Sergeant Keith Koen of the Iberia Parish Sheriff's office for pornography involving juveniles. Sgt. Koen was assigned to the Support Services Division since July 2008 but immediately submitted his resignation upon his arrest. Investigators... more »
October 9, 2009 9:41 AM
HOUMA, La. (AP) - Terrebonne Parish authorities say they will continue an investigation begun in Morgan City that led to the arrest of a man accused of stealing a car that was later driven in a deadly crash. The investigation could reveal how a 15-year-old ended up behind the wheel... more »
October 7, 2009 9:38 AM
NEW YORK (AP) - Turns out David Letterman doesn't just live on a TV show. He also lives in a glass house, where for years he's hurled comedy zingers at misbehaving politicians, even as he brashly engaged in hanky-panky of his own. In March 2008, Letterman was taking potshots at... more »
October 6, 2009 12:30 PM
The Morgan City Police Department arrested an individual in connection with a stolen vehicle which was involved in a fatal crash in the Gibson area on October 4, 2009. Arrested on October 5, 2009 at 4:04pm was Terry Wilson Joseph, 34years of age, of Bowman St. Morgan City. Joseph was... more »