Former Louisiana Police Chief Given Probation After Alleged Sexual Assault Of Female Prisoner and Lying To The FBI

gavel2Chief U.S. District Judge Brian Jackson has sentenced former Sorrento Police Chief Earl Theriot Jr. to probation with no jail time after he lied to the FBI about an alleged sexual assault of a woman under arrest. Theriot will have to pay just $2,500. No state charges have been brought thus far against Theriot for the alleged assault of the 42-year-old woman who was arrested for public intoxication.

Theriot now admits that he lied to the FBI and that he had “inappropriate sexual contact” with the heavily intoxicated woman last November. The woman has sued him in federal court for “sexual assault.”

Theriot claims his sexual contact with the woman was consensual. However, he was dealing with a woman in his custody, making consent theories highly questionable. The woman said that she was severely intoxicated and that Theriot promised not to take her to jail if she gave him oral sex after he found her drunk and unconscious at a Sorrento gas station. She says that he gave her vodka and forced her to perform oral sex over a four-hour period. She says that she was also bound under the desk in his office. She says that Theriot took her to the police station and sexually assaulted her while she was bound with handcuffs and her belt. In the most astonishing detail, she claims Theriot hid her under his desk while he met with the mayor. She says that she tried at that time to make a phone call for help.
Federal prosecutors had required that Theriot step down from office before he entered his guilty plea.

He faced six months in prison but received two years of probation. Judge Brian Jackson took into consideration the fact that he helped the FBI with an ongoing investigation, but it is not clear what that investigation was since Theriot admitted to lying in his own investigation.

Prosecutors are still considering state charges.

Source: WBRZ

55 thoughts on “Former Louisiana Police Chief Given Probation After Alleged Sexual Assault Of Female Prisoner and Lying To The FBI”

  1. In the same way GSachs can rig the FED to be too scared to do anything; so can almost every policeman and/or judge, officer of the court etc.,

    get away with breaking the law – how and when they please.

    There’s no justice for those who can’t afford to “buy” it.

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    Darren;

    The “Color of Law” statute is the most needed and least utilized…..

  2. Reading further into the source, Federally he faced up to a Maximum of 5 years in Federal Prison and a $250,000 fine.

    Apparently the proper procedure for somebody as intoxicated as she was would have been to summon an ambulance (per the source articles) but he instead went to a gas station and bought her more alcohol. Then the festivities began. He held her bound under his desk for hours, apparently even meeting with the Mayor while she was restrained.

    After releasing her he continued to call, stalk, and harass her until her lawsuit was filed.

    Anybody else who did this would be labeled a sexual predator.

  3. I was going to say exactly what wrxdave said.

    “How can we expect the American Public to have respect for the law, to see ourselves as a nation of laws, when those we should hold to the very highest of standards are given such preferential treatment”

    I might add, that when we see the President of the US violating laws and refusing to enforce the laws as they exist we can only come to one conclusion…..There are no laws worth obeying unless one happens to feel like it at that moment.

    This will also not end well.

  4. Reblogged this on veritasusa and commented:
    How can we expect the American Public to have respect for the law, to see ourselves as a nation of laws, when those we should hold to the very highest of standards are given such preferential treatment – hardly even a slap on the wrist, for what would amount to kidnapping and forced oral copulation if a citizen did it.
    He should have been made an example out of.
    In fact he was.

  5. How can we expect the American Public to have respect for the law, to see ourselves as a nation of laws, when those we should hold to the very highest of standards are given such preferential treatment – hardly even a slap on the wrist, for what would amount to kidnapping and forced oral copulation if a citizen did it.

    He should have been made an example out of.

    In fact he was.

  6. Believer, I came back to suggest the Lorena Bobbitt approach. You beat me to it. Yes, the judge deserves some time too.

  7. Apparently he and the judge have a gooooood relationship. The trauma that woman went through will be equally as bad as being raped repeatedly for she was restrained and forced. It certainly was not consensual. As for me, he needs his male part removed from his body. Too bad it wasn’t Marina Bobbitt that he assaulted. No human should have to endure such treatment even if she was a drunk he arrested. THE JUDGE SHOULD BE JAILED ALSO.

  8. We have a disgustingly pro rape culture. This is just one more instance of how we permit these crimes to happen with little or no punishment. There should be particularly severe punishment for police who use their position to coerce some poor women into permitting sex, but as a society we just laugh it off because it’s a crime against women, who we not only devalue but dehumanize. This happens on college campuses, this happens in the military, this happens everywhere, and it’s long past time that we take it seriously and figure out ways to severely punish those who commit this traumatizing crime.

  9. Only a possible six months for sexual assault of someone he holds as prisoner? Even that would have been a gift. Hope the woman wins her civil case, big time. And that the state files criminal charges.

  10. The victim has plaintiff’s attorneys calling and writing. Should be a nice 6 figure settlement forthcoming in a civil case.

  11. I wonder why he wasn’t charged under 18 U.S. Code § 242.

    Hopefully the state will charge him with unlawful restraint and rape but I have my doubts this will happen.

  12. Those were for the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. I’m certain the state charges for sexual assault would have stiffer sentences attached.

  13. There’s one set of rules for the public and another for those in power.

    It is just as infuriating that abuse of power/sexual coercion came with a sentence of only 6 months; as it is that this justice didn’t give it to him.

  14. Once again, two types of justice. One for the connected and another much harsher justice for the rest of us.

    Shows why the criminal justice system is incapable of administering justice to its own.

  15. Lost his job. Good. Should have gotten the 6 month sentence. Should be required to register as a sex offender and not be allowed any job in law enforcement the rest of his life.

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