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Former Delcambre officer found guilty of kidnapping

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Posted: Dec 4, 2012 10:24 AM
Source: Associated Press

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ABBEVILLE - Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell says a Vermilion Parish jury has found a former Delcambre police officer guilty of sexual battery and second-degree kidnapping.

Caldwell said in a news release Tuesday that Friday's conviction of 53-year-old Ernest Billiot stemmed from a 2008 incident in which Billiot abused his authority to detain and commit sexual acts upon an Erath woman.

A pre-sentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date has not yet been set.

Billiot faces a maximum sentence of 40 years for the second-degree kidnapping charge and a maximum 10 years in prison on the battery charge.

Billiot was denied a post-trial bond.

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