Shongaloo resident accused of sex crimes

Gary R. Modisette
Gary R. Modisette

SHONGALOO — A north Webster Parish man is behind bars, charged with six counts of indecent behavior and molestation of juveniles, Webster Parish Sheriff Gary Sexton said Monday.

Sexton said Gary R. Modisette, 68, who lives in the 29200 block of Highway 157 in Shongaloo, was arrested Friday following a brief investigation by sheriff’s investigators.

“Some of his alleged victims came forward with information and we made the arrest at his residence without incident,” Sexton said. “The suspect declined to be interviewed, and we’re continuing our investigation into this case.”

At the time of his arrest, Sexton said Modisette was out on bond from a 2013 arrest for indecent behavior with a juvenile. The sheriff said the suspect also has an arrest in 2011 for a similar crime.

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Modisette is being held at Bayou Dorcheat Correctional Center on bonds totaling $450,000, Sexton said.

Charges against Modisette include three counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile under the age of 13, two counts of molestation of a juvenile under the age of 13 and one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile. Sexton said the six counts involve six different victims.

Sexton said individuals with information on the case are encouraged to call the Webster Parish Sheriff’s Office (377-1515) and ask for Det. Scott Tucker or Det. Jennifer Ervin. Information will be considered confidential.

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