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  • NOPD reassigns 5 accused of ignoring sex crimes

    November 15, 2014 5:26 PM

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans Police Superintendent Michael Harrison says five detectives have been reassigned while the department investigates allegations they failed to fully investigate more than 1,000 child abuse and sex cases. He said Thursday that initial review of a report from the city inspector general indicates enough... more »
  • Man indicted in Ascension sex crimes

    November 11, 2013 10:08 AM

    GONZALES, La. (AP) - A 41-year-old former Ascension Parish man indicted last month for sexual activity with a teenage girl in Ascension has been arrested in St. Tammany Parish. The Advocate reports Frank Webb Jr. was booked Friday into Ascension Parish Prison near Donaldsonville on single counts of sex crimes... more »
  • Barksdale airman arrested for sex crimes

    May 1, 2012 10:03 AM

    JENNINGS, La. (AP) - Jefferson Davis Parish authorities have arrested a 25-year-old Barksdale Air Force Base flight mechanic who had inappropriate communications with what he thought was a 13-year-old girl. The American Press reports William Elwood Simon of Bossier City was booked with two counts of computer aided solicitation of... more »
  • Man, 80, admits to sex crimes

    April 12, 2012 11:33 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - An 80-year-old sex offender scheduled to stand trial this week on 50 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile pleaded has pleaded guilty. Beth McGee, Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office spokeswoman, tells the American Press that Charles L. Bergeron pleaded guilty Wednesday to 12 counts... more »
  • Former deputy's trial on sex crimes delayed

    March 30, 2012 10:17 AM

    LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - The trial of a former Calcasieu Parish deputy accused of rape and sexual battery has been postponed. Calcasieu Parish District Attorney's Office spokeswoman Beth McGee tells the American Press David N. Thomas of Moss Bluff was scheduled to stand trial Thursday before Judge Ron Ware,... more »
  • More questions over order to seal public records

    February 27, 2012 11:42 PM

    Are district judges in St. Landry Parish following their own order? A controversial order was put in place earlier this month, sealing all sex crimes from public view. Both KATC and the Eunice News wrote number of articles expressing the potential violations this blanket seal may run into. Here's... more »
  • St Landry Sex Crime Documents Resealed

    February 15, 2012 7:33 PM

    Another reversal in St. Landry Parish, records regarding sex crimes are sealed again. Bringing you up to speed, February 3 KATC was restricted access to information regarding a rape arrest. We asked about the status of the case and were told they couldn't release that information because it was a... more »
  • Clerk's Office using "overabundance of caution" with sex crimes

    February 6, 2012 7:26 PM

    After his office denied KATC information on sex crimes, St. Landry Parish Clerk of Court Charles Jagneaux says he was "misinformed." "I want to thank KATC for bringing it to my attention," Jagneaux said on Monday. "This is the first time I've heard of it." Jagneaux's office said it... more »
  • HS FB Coach Arrested on Indecent Behavior Charge

    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 »
  • 2 enter not guilty pleas in sex cases

    August 17, 2010 7:48 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 in... more »
  • 2010 Sex Crime Conference

    June 9, 2010 7:25 PM

    Sex crimes have always been difficult cases for investigators to solve, but officials in Acadiana are making sure they deal with those cases in the best way possible. Renee Louviere, Assistant District Attorney for the 16the Judicial District Court, said there's an increase in the number of cases... more »
  • Crowley Men Arrested For Sex Crimes Involving 13-year-old

    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 »
  • Man sentenced for sex crimes

    February 25, 2010 7:11 AM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. (AP) A Rapides Parish man has been given 12 99-year sentences along with two 40-year sentences for sexual assaults and pornography involving children aged 2 and 5 when the abuse first started. Authorities say 56-year-old James Edward Davis pleaded guilty Wednesday to two counts of forcible rape, two... more »
  • Man gets 96 years for sex crimes with children

    November 18, 2009 7:49 AM

    NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (AP) An Assumption Parish man has been sentenced in Napoleonville to 96 years in prison for sex crimes involving six children ranging from age 5 to 15. On Tuesday, Judge Thomas Kliebert gave defendant 53-year-old Kim Bernuchaux of Pierre Part the maximum penalty for each of his six... more »

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