A Campti sex offender remains in jail after being accused of sexual abusing a juvenile, according to the Natchitoches Parish Sheriff's Office.
Deputies were called to the Natchitoches Regional Medical Center the night of July 17 because a juvenile younger than 12 was being treated for abuse. The child had been brought to the hospital by the mother.
Detectives, state child welfare officials and sexual assault nurse examiners were notified about the case. The child was interviewed with the mother present and evidence was collected. Detectives also asked for the help of the Children's Advocacy Network in Alexandria.
The suspect was identified as 31-year-old Kennedrick Jerome Phillips, a Tier I sex offender who had been convicted in 2004 of indecent behavior with a juvenile in Natchitoches Parish.
Detectives soon were granted an arrest warrant for Phillips, and he was arrested with the help of the Campti Police Department. Phillips, of the 100 block of Waddell Street, was charged with two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile.
Anyone with information regarding Phillips is asked to contact Detective Derrick Sowell at 318-357-7830.
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A Holliday man is accused of sexually assaulting a child from the time the victim was in second grade to the fourth grade.
Lloyd Walter James, 53, is charged with aggravated sexual assault of a child-continuous in connection with the incident. His bond is set at $500,000 and he was in Archer County Jail Friday morning.
According to an arrest affidavit:
James's spouse contacted went to the Wichita County Sheriff's Office on July 18 and reported the sexual abuse. She said that James had confessed to her that he had inappropriately touched a child and that he advised his wife "to sell things and just move away." James then took some money and left the state.
An Archer County Sheriff's deputy went to Patsy's House Child Advocacy Center on July 21 to observe the forensic interview of the victim. The child said the abuse happened multiple times over several years beginning when she was in the second grade.
She is now in the fourth grade.
The victim stated James had touched her in her private areas. She said he rubbed her and indicated that penetration was also involved.
The child said the most recent incident was in July.
The ACSO contacted James and asked if he would meet at their office to discuss the allegations. He said that he had hired an attorney and would not meet without his attorney present. The ACSO also reported in the affidavit that they contacted the attorney, at which time they were told they would go to the sheriff's office to provide a statement, but did not do so.
The charge against James is a first degree felony.