ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, La. (WDSU) — An embattled St. John judge who was convicted of sex crimes with juveniles has been taken into custody after his bond was revoked in court Thursday.
Judge Jeffrey Perilloux was also found guilty of one count misdemeanor sexual battery. The jurors found he had inappropriately touched teenage girls.
The judge presiding over the case denied Perilloux’s request for a new trial and set his new sentencing date for Monday.
Perilloux was the District Judge of the 40th District Court in St. John Parish. He was seeking re-election at the time of his trial before he was found guilty on three counts of felony indecent behavior with juveniles.
Perilloux sent his letter of resignation to Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin earlier this month.
Sources tell WDSU the felony conviction forced Perilloux to resign and that he would be appealing the conviction.
During his trial he took the stand in his own defense, where he admitted he bought the alleged victims alcohol and gave them neck rubs, but claimed he did nothing wrong.
Assistant Attorney General Matthew Derbes praised the young women who alerted police to Perilloux’s unwanted advances in 2017.
“We could not be prouder of these girls, now young ladies, for coming forward and shedding the victim status and becoming survivors.”
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