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St. Martinville man accused of sexual abuse of a juvenile

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Posted at 1:44 PM, Feb 02, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-02 14:44:35-05

A 60-year-old St. Martinville man is accused of sexual abuse of a juvenile, according to St. Martin Parish Sheriff Becket Breaux.

On December 14, 2020, deputies with the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office received a report of alleged sexual abuse of a juvenile. An investigation into the allegations was initiated and at the culmination of the investigation, a warrant of arrest was obtained for Leonard James Lasseigne.

On February 2, 2021, following the execution of the warrant, Lasseigne was arrested on the following charges:

1 Count-LA. R.S. 14:81-Indecent Behavior With Juvenile (Felony)

1 Count-LA. R.S. 14:81.2-Molestation of a Juvenile-(Felony)

Following his arrest, he was booked into the St. Martin Parish Jail. At the time of this release, no bond had been set.

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