Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Anthony Chouest (age 53) of Galliano on Thursday, May 26. Through investigation, juvenile detectives learned Chouest had sexual contact with a female child on multiple occasions while the child was under the age of 13. Following an investigation, detectives obtained a warrant for Chouest’s arrest and made contact with him on Thursday, May 26. During questioning, Chouest admitted to his involvement. He was arrested and booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux. His bond is set at $250,000.
Due to the nature of the allegations, and the age of the victim at the time of the alleged incident, no further details will be made available at this time.