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Mistrial declared in sexual battery case

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Posted: Sep 23, 2011 2:29 PM
Source: Associated Press

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Topics: Mistrial, Declared, Sexual, Battery, Case

GRETNA, La. - For the second time since July, a judge has declared a mistrial after a jury couldn't reach a verdict in a sexual battery case involving an elderly Grand Isle man.

Retired tugboat skipper 76-year-old Jerry Dantin, known as "Captain Jay," is accused of letting a then-6-year-old boy apply lotion to his genital area last year while they were in the cabin
of a shrimp boat.

State District Judge Steve Windhorst announced the mistrial late Thursday and ordered attorneys to be back in his court next week for a status hearing.

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