July 29, 2016
COVINGTON—John P. Montelepre, 25, of Slidell, was sentenced Thursday (July 28) to 20 years in prison and required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life for raping a then 13-year-old boy about seven years ago and also sexually molesting another boy. District Judge William J. Burris issued the sentence after Montelepre pleaded guilty to one count of forcible rape, two counts of aggravated incest, and one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile.
Montelepre knew the first victim and began touching him inappropriately when they spent time together. When the boy was 13, Montelepre raped him in the shower and on another occasion brought sex toys into the boy’s bed. The victim told his sister, whose family contacted the Slidell Police Department. The case was investigated by then-Detective Brian D. Brown, now Supervisory Special Agent of the Louisiana Bureau of Investigation’s Investigation Division.
Montelepre eventually admitted to the crimes in a recorded interview and when asked if he had molested any other children, he described inappropriate behavior with another boy who had looked up to him. Law enforcement arranged a forensic interview of the second boy, who confirmed the sexual abuse had occurred.
Assistant District Attorney William Macke handled the case.