A Louisiana local judge was convicted Saturday in his own courtroom of four sex crimes against girls as young as 14 years old.
Judge Jeff Perilloux, 53, was found guilty of three felony counts of inappropriate behavior with a juvenile and one count of sexual battery in connection to groping three different teenagers — all of which were closely acquainted with his two daughters, according to Nola.com.
According to court records, the disgraced judge groped a 15-year-old’s breast during a massage, forcefully rubbed sunscreen on a 14-year-old and applied Vick’s VapoRub to the chest area of an underwear-clad girl, 17, the local outlet reported.
The 15-year-old girl also claimed Perilloux touched her stomach and reached his hand into her swimsuit bottom during a family trip to Florida, but the judge was not charged in the case that was reported to Florida authorities, according to Nola.
“Yes, he’s a judge. Yes, he’s got a fancy job. He is a wolf in sheep’s clothing, hiding in plain sight before you,” Assistant Attorney General Matthew Derbes said during the trial, according to Nola.com. “The truth is that this is a groomer.”
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