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Man accused of sexually abusing girl with developmental disability

11 months 1 week 3 days ago June 15, 2016 Jun 15, 2016 Wednesday, June 15 2016 June 15, 2016 9:30 AM in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE - A man will face additional charges after he was accused of sexually abusing a developmentally disabled 14-year-old girl on a number of occasions starting in 2011.

62-year-old Craig Madere, of Port Vincent, was already in prison for another charge when the two counts of sexual battery and three counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile were added.

The victim informed her parents that Madere first molested her when she was 9 years old. During interviews with children’s advocates, she stated that Madere had sexually abused her in three different locations in the city of Baton Rouge. The incidents happened in November 2011, December 2012 and July of 2014.

According to the arrest report, the most recent of the incidents happened when the man took the victim outside of a Highland Road restaurant, walked her to the rear of the building and proceeded to molest her outside.

Police said the victim was able to provide accurate details for each incident and the locations in which the crimes took place. She also said Madere has sexually abused her other times outside of Baton Rouge Police jurisdiction. Those incidents are being looked into by other agencies.

Madere was arrested on May 4 in Livingston Parish for sexual battery against a different victim who authorities say is under the age of 12.

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