From District Attorney Scott Perrilloux
Livingston- District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux reports that 60-year-old Ronald Rippenkroeger, of Albany, LA was found guilty by a Livingston Parish jury of two counts of oral sexual battery, two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile, and one count of sexual battery.
Testimony at the trial revealed that Rippenkroeger had inappropriately touched two juvenile females on two separate occasions while the children were in the care of their babysitter at his residence. After the second incident, authorities with the Livingston Parish Sheriff’s Office were notified and a warrant was issued for Ronald Rippenkroeger’s arrest. In addition to jurors hearing the juvenile victims’ forensic interviews with CASA, Assistant District Attorney Brad Cascio also provided jurors with evidence that Rippenkroeger had a prior aggravated criminal sexual assault conviction in Illinois from the 1980’s.
The jury of nine women and three men deliberated for under 30 minutes before returning unanimous verdicts on all counts. Each count carries a possible sentencing range between 25 and 99 years.
Assistant District Attorney Brad Cascio represented the State of Louisiana; Honorable Judge Raymond Bigelow presiding.
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