Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre said that 34-year-old Douglas Baney Jr. from Chackbay has been apprehended on charges of child molestation. Earlier in the year, detectives initiated an investigation into accusations of a juvenile being molested several years ago. It was reported that Baney had improper sexual encounters with the minor on two different occasions. After completing their investigation, detectives secured an arrest warrant.
Baney was taken into custody in St. Mary Parish and subsequently booked at the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux on Wednesday, July 12. He faces two counts of juvenile molestation with bail set at $100,000. Due to the sensitive nature of the case, no additional information will be disclosed at this time.