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Galliano Man Pleads Guilty In Sexual Abuse Case

Galliano Man Pleads Guilty In Sexual Abuse Case

Lafourche Parish District Attorney Kristine Russell announced that a Galliano man pled guilty to Simple Rape and Sexual Battery on Monday, October 22, and was sentenced to 25 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections on each offense.

Charles Hebert, 36, sexually abused two family members over the course of several years of their life. The years of abuse came to light when Hebert was caught fondling one of the victims; eventually prompting the other victim to come forward as well.

“Both victims have shown incredible strength throughout this process,” said Assistant District Attorney Jason Chatagnier, who prosecuted the case. “Protecting the public and obtaining justice for victims are our highest priorities in the District Attorney’s office. Throughout the court process we worked and consulted with the victims on the possibilities of both a trial and a plea. In this case, rather than reliving their trauma during a trial, we agreed on the 25-year sentence. We hope other victims will see this, and know that if they choose to speak up – we’re here to help.”

The victims, now older, can finally move forward in the healing process knowing that justice has been served.

As part of Charles Hebert’s sentencing, he will have to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life. The two 25 year sentences will be served concurrently.