COVINGTON—Loren Wright, 35, of Pearl River, pled guilty Wednesday to molestation of a juvenile under 13 in an incident last year. District Judge August J. Hand sentenced Wright to 40 years in prison without the benefit of parole, probation, suspension of sentence, or reduced time for good conduct.
Assistant District Attorney Nick Noriea prosecuted the case.
Wright molested a then 12-year-old girl, who was visiting her friend. The girl was alone in her friend’s room in October 2014, when Wright entered the room, made inappropriate advances, lay on top of the girl and began simulating sex. When he heard someone coming down the hallway, he stopped abruptly.
The girl sent a text message telling her friend she would not return to the house because of what happened. When the victim returned to her own home, she also told her sister and mother, who called police.
Wright had pled guilty in two previous cases to indecent behavior with juveniles.