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  • NOPD reassigns 5 accused of ignoring sex crimes

    November 15, 2014 1:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - 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 evidence... more »
  • Report: NOPD poorly investigated sex crimes

    November 12, 2014 12:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - In a new blow to New Orleans' troubled Police Department, a city inspector general's report claims five detectives failed to do substantial investigation of hundreds of cases of sex crimes and child abuse. The allegations were contained in a report released Wednesday. Police officials say the detectives... more »
  • Denham Springs man booked with sex crimes

    April 18, 2014 6:26 AM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - The state Attorney General's Office says a 44-year-old Denham Springs man has been arrested and accused of multiple sex crimes against children. State police arrested Giles Frederick Thibodeaux Jr. at his home Wednesday. In a news release, the attorney general's office say Thibodeaux was booked on counts... more »
  • Deputies: 14-year-old sold as sex slave for money, drugs

    December 18, 2013 4:32 PM

    DONALDSONVILLE- Two women and a man have been arrested and a second man is at large connected to a child prostitution bust in Ascension Parish. Deputies said Wednesday, they arrested Lakeisha Marshall, 33, along with Wendell Walker, 46, and Trenace Tyler, 19 for being involved in selling a 14-year-old... more »
  • Police: man wanted in Baton Rouge for rape, incest

    January 4, 2013 1:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a man, accused of rape and incest. Investigators said Eric Jason Atwell is wanted for the crimes that happened in city limits between February 2010 and November 2010. Police did not release specifics about what happened. "Atwell is wanted for aggravated... more »
  • Hearing airs sex crimes case against US general

    November 5, 2012 10:53 AM

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - U.S. Army prosecutors are charging a general with sex crimes against five women, including four military subordinates and a civilian. The first details of the charges filed in September emerged at a military justice hearing Monday for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair at Fort Bragg in North... more »
  • Barksdale airman arrested for sex crimes

    May 1, 2012 7:51 AM

    JENNINGS - 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. William Elwood Simon of Bossier City was booked with two counts of computer aided solicitation of a minor, four counts of indecent... more »
  • La. preacher pleads guilty to 4 of 473 sex crimes

    October 4, 2011 2:16 PM

    ALEXANDRIA, La. - A Tioga preacher and psychiatric hospital social worker charged with 473 counts of sex crimes against a young female relative has pleaded guilty to four. 64-year-old Holland Farrell McMorris has pleaded guilty to aggravated incest, attempted aggravated rape, molestation of a juvenile and sexual battery. ... more »
  • Foundation gives New Orleans police $364,000

    January 6, 2011 3:04 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- The New Orleans Police Department has received a $364,000 grant to be used for training 40 officers in units that handle sex crimes, child abuse and domestic violence. Thursday's grant is from the Patrick F. Taylor Education Fund for Continuing Education of New Orleans Police Officers. ... more »
  • Shreveport man arrested in Virginia runaway case

    September 23, 2010 5:08 AM

    Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Shreveport man for numerous sex crimes involving a Virginia runaway. Kevin Lunsford was arrested Wednesday at his home where he was found with the 14-year-old girl after deputies received a tip about the teenager's location. Detectives say the girl and Lunsford became acquainted... more »
  • Sex crime sentence vacated

    March 4, 2010 7:38 AM

    The sentence of a Vernon Parish man accused of sex crimes involving children has been vacated because the appeals court found that his due process rights were violated during his trial. The man will be re-sentenced in state district court. According to the ruling, the man was not given notice... more »

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