DeQuincy Man Sentenced to 140 Years for Crimes Against Nature and Indecent Behavior with A Juvenile

Published June 16, 2020

Charles Lee Fontenot, age 37, was sentenced by the Honorable David Ritchie on June 5, 2020, to a total of 140 years at hard labor. Fontenot pled guilty as charged on November 21, 2019, to two counts of aggravated crimes against nature and two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile. He was sentenced to 50 years on each count of aggravated crimes against nature and 20 years on each count of indecent behavior with a juvenile. All sentences were ordered to be consecutive to one another, totaling 140 years.

Assistant District Attorney Denisse Parrales prosecuted the case for the Calcasieu Parish District Attorney’s Office.

“The work that CPSO Detective Dore put into this case is evident in the outcome. I am truly happy that the victims have closure and can move on with their lives. Judge Ritchie’s sentence is fair in the sense that the victims will no longer live in fear of this defendant. Mr. Fontenot has lost his control over the victims, his reign of terror has ceased, and for that I am thankful,” ADA Denisse Parrales.

Original arrest information from CPSO:

On April 4, 2017, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding Charles Lee Fontenot, 34, DeQuincy, having sexually assaulted a 12-year-old female family member. The victim stated Fontenot has had inappropriate sexual contact with her on several occasions since she was approximately 5 or 6 years old.

On April 7, after further investigation, Fontenot was arrested and booked in the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with aggravated crime against nature. Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $750,000.

CPSO Detective Jacob Dore’ is the lead investigator on this case.

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