Man arrested in connection to sex crimes involving 13-year-old girl

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Jessie Higgins (Courtesy of Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office)

IBERIA PARISH, La. (BRPROUD) – Authorities arrested a man in connection to sex crimes with a juvenile in Iberia Parish.

Iberia Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received reports about the molestation of a 13-year-old girl. The juvenile was interviewed at Hearts of Hope, a non-profit dedicated to servicing victims of sexual violence.

44-year-old Jessie Higgins was arrested by authorities and faces charges including second-degree rape, molestation of a juvenile, oral sexual battery, indecent behavior with a juvenile, pornography and computer-aided solicitation of a minor.

Higgins was booked into the Iberia Parish Jail, according to the sheriff’s office.

His bond was set at $375,000.

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