Convent Man Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison for Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile

          On April 24, 2017, Jermaine White of 8252 Hargis St. Convent, LA., age 30, pled guilty to the charge of Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile. White was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Bruce Mohon, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Alvin Turner Jr. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2014 arrest.  

          In October of 2014, deputies with the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to a Convent residence in reference to a report of a male subject inappropriately touching a 10 year old female. The juvenile victim was able to identify the male subject in question as Jermaine White due to knowing him from around the neighborhood. An arrest warrant was issued for White, and he was subsequently booked into the St. James Parish Detention Center. 

          White, who has several prior convictions, was convicted in 2009 for Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile. White received a 5 year sentence for this crime. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, sentencing was deferred pending a Pre-Sentence Investigation. 

          On September 5, 2017, White appeared before Judge Turner for sentencing. Judge Turner ordered that White be committed to the Louisiana Department of Corrections for a period of 15 years at hard labor with credit for time served. It was further ordered that 2 years of the imposed sentence are to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.