LaFleur sentenced to 40 years for sexual assault of a child

Published 9:47 am Thursday, July 12, 2018

Special to The News

A Jefferson County man convicted of aggravated sexual assault of a child has been sentenced to 40 years imprisonment, Jefferson County Criminal District Attorney Bob Wortham said Thursday.

Rocky LaFleur, 41, was found guilty of the charge Wednesday evening and Judge Raquel West immediately sentenced him to 40 years confinement in the custody of the state Department of Criminal Justice.

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In an issued statement, Wortham said LaFleur is not eligible for parole.

LaFleur was charged in connection with a Jan. 14, 2017 incident in which a 5-year-old child told her grandmother details of the assault. The grandmother and mother took the child for a forensic exam at Child Abuse & Forensic Services and she was forensically interviewed at The Garth House in Beaumont, where she provided additional details about the abuse.

In a taped interview with investigators that was shown to the jury, LaFleur conceded some details of the child’s accusations were true.

The jury convicted LaFleur of one charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child but found him not guilty of a second charge of aggravated sexual assault of a child.

Beaumont Police Detective Staci Landor was the investigator and the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office prosecuted the case.

“The victim’s family was relieved that the community would be safe from LaFleur for the next 40 years,” said Assistant District Attorney Jimmy Hamm.

If LaFleur completes his 40-year sentence, the District Attorney’s Office said, he will be required to register as a sex offender for the rest of his life.