Thibodaux Man Pleads Guilty After Failing to Register and Notify as a Sex Offender

          On December 3, 2018, James Pitre of Thibodaux, LA., age 40, pled guilty to the charge of Failure to Register and Notify as a Sex Offender or Child Predator. Pitre was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors after Pitre failed to report an address change. 

          On March 12, 2018, deputies with the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted compliance checks on registered sex offenders throughout the parish. Upon attempting to locate James Pitre at the address he provided on his sex offender registration, deputies learned that Pitre no longer lived there. A warrant of arrest was then issued for Pitre. Pitre was subsequently arrested and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center. Pitre was required to register and notify as a sex offender or child predator following a 1997 conviction for Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile in Lafourche Parish. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Pitre was sentenced to 2 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The said sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.