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Mississippi Man Gets 50 Years in Prison for Sexual Battery of 8-Year-Old Girl


March 16, 2018

COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Lloyd Joseph Weysham, 62, of Kiln, Mississippi, pleaded guilty Wednesday (March 14) to sexual battery of a victim under 13. District Judge Peter Garcia sentenced Weysham to 50 years in prison.

The victim, an 8-year-old girl, had been left in Weysham’s care in a Slidell home in June last year, when he touched her inappropriately and forced her to perform oral sex on him. The victim’s older sister, who had pretended to be sleeping in a separate bed, witnessed the crime and called an adult family member. The family member returned to the house and contacted police. The defendant admitted to the crime in a recorded statement to police.

The sentencing range for sexual battery of a victim under 13 is from 25 to 99 years in prison. Weysham must serve the first 25 years of the 50-year sentence before he is eligible for parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.

The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. Assistant District Attorney Blair Alford prosecuted it.

Folsom Man Found Guilty of Sexual Battery of 4-Year-Old


March 12, 2018

COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a St. Tammany Parish jury found Scott A. Barr, 28, formerly of Folsom, guilty Friday (March 9) of two counts of sexual battery. He faces up to 10 years in prison on each count when he is sentenced by District Judge Scott Gardner.

Barr abused a girl for more than a year when she was 4 and 5 years old.  The crime came to the light when the child complained of pain in her genital area and told her mother that Barr had been touching her.  The mother contacted police, and the child revealed during a forensic interview at the Children’s Advocacy Center that he had touched her and made her touch him. During the investigation, Barr, who was living with relatives in Folsom, relocated to Tennessee.

The jury rejected Barr’s denial of the allegations and his claim that someone else committed the crimes. The jury deliberated about two hours before announcing the guilty verdict.

The crime was investigated by the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. Assistant District Attorneys Casey Dieck and Holly McGinness prosecuted the case.

D. A. Montgomery’s Letter to the Editor of New Orleans Advocate – Sending St. Tammany deputy case to attorney general prudent, fair

I am writing in response to James Gill’s column concerning alleged criminal acts by members of the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office. At the outset, I want to communicate my appreciation, respect, and thanks to The Advocate and WWL-TV for bringing these allegations to my attention. No one is above the law, and everyone is entitled to a fair trial. At the same time, the public needs to have a more complete understanding of what my office is actually doing regarding this matter and why.

To read the entire article at the Advocate online, click here.

Grand Jury Indicts Franklinton Man for Rape of 8-Year-Old


March 1, 2018

FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish grand jury indicted Andrew Fonz Hunt, 41, of Franklinton, Tuesday (Feb. 27) of first degree aggravated rape of a victim under 13 and molestation of a juvenile.

Hunt is accused of molesting and then raping a girl from the time she was 8 years old until she was 13. The alleged abuse occurred between 2009 and June 2014.