Louisiana man arrested, accused of molesting juvenile

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Lance Duncan (WDSU)

WASHINGTON PARISH, La. (WDSU) — The Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office announced Wednesday that they arrested a man accused of molesting a juvenile.

In December 2020, the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office obtained a warrant for the arrest of Lance Duncan, 33, a resident of Holland Brock Road in the Mt. Hermon area.

The warrant was based on testimony from the child and from examining medical personnel as well as interviews conducted by the Children’s Advocacy Center, according to the sheriff.

The sheriff said Duncan was arrested following a traffic stop.

Deputies said Duncan declared, “I ain’t going back to jail,” while being handcuffed and transported to the Washington Parish Jail where he was booked on one count of molestation of a juvenile. His bond was set at $100,000.

Duncan has one previous arrest in Washington Parish. In September 2008, he was jailed on one count of carnal knowledge of a juvenile, according to the sheriff.

“There’s only one logical place for someone who commits a sexual offense against a child,” said Sheriff Randy Seal. “That place is the parish jail. Any person who violates the innocence and purity of a child should not be allowed to roam free in society. Good job, Detective Hunt, Deputy Garcia and Lt. Harris.”

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