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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Convicted Sex Offender Arrested for Making Contact with Victim

Convicted Sex Offender Arrested for Making Contact with Victim

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Raceland man convicted in December for having sex with a minor has been arrested after making contact with the victim. James Brown, 21, faces multiple new charges stemming from the incident.

In late September, the parents of a Raceland teenager contacted the Sheriff's Office after learning the teen allegedly had sexual relations with an older man. Through investigation, detectives learned James Brown allegedly had consensual sexual intercourse with the teenager on at least one occasion in late September.

Detectives obtained a warrant for Brown's arrest for felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, and Brown also had two existing warrants for contempt of court.

He was located and arrested on October 15, and later convicted for the crime. He was registered as a Tier I Sex Offender and ordered to have no further contact with the victim.

Then during the early morning hours of Sunday, January 4, the victim's parent contacted the Sheriff's Office again after discovering Brown in the victim's room. Deputies arrived and placed Brown under arrest.

He was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. He was booked with unlawful presence or contact of a sex offender relative to a former victim and entering after being forbidden.

He is being held in lieu of $6,000 bond as set by Judge Steven M. Miller, and he is also being held for Louisiana Probation and Parole.