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Slidell man gets 15 years in jail for molesting teen girls

Posted: Friday, October 5, 2018 | Views: 1712

Slidell man gets 15 years in jail for molesting teen girls
From District Attorney Warren Montgomery

COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Earnest C. Diaz, Jr., 45, of Slidell, was sentenced Thursday (Oct. 4) to 15 years in prison on each of two counts of molestation of a juvenile where the offender had control or supervision over the juvenile and one count of aggravated crime against nature. District Judge Reginald Badeaux ordered that all of the sentences are to be served concurrently.

One of the victims testified during his trial in August that she was 15 years old when Diaz began touching her sexually under her clothes and offering to buy her things and pay her cell phone bill if she would have intercourse with him. She later disclosed that Diaz coerced her into sexual intercourse.

A second victim testified that she was 13 or 14 when Diaz pulled down her clothes and sexually assaulted her. She said she didn’t tell anyone initially because she didn’t think anyone would believe her.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated the crimes. Assistant District Attorneys Elizabeth Authement and Will Macke prosecuted the case.