Family friend charged for his part in multi-year juvenile sex case

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 5:44pm

A convict currently held in a Rhode Island prison on child molestation charges was transported to CPSO Calcasieu Correctional Center for his part in a multi-year juvenile sex crime case.

In January 2011, John J. Baccigalopi, Jr., 44, and his wife, Jennifer M. Baccigalopi, 32, of Lake Charles, were both charged with two counts of Indecent Behavior With a Juvenile after an investigation revealed they had inappropriate sexual contact with a 15-year-old family member on numerous occasions between September 2006 - January 2010.

John Baccigalopi was also charged with Aggravated Rape after the investigation also revealed he engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with a 4-year-old family member between January - December 2010.

During further investigatiextron, detectives discovered between January 2008 - August 2009, while living with John and Jennifer Baccigalopi, Thomas L. Breaux, 28, a family acquaintance, had inappropriate sexual contact with the same 15-year-old victim on numerous occasions. The investigation also revealed John and Jennifer Baccigalopi had knowledge of the inappropriate acts and failed to report the incidents.

Due to their knowledge of these acts, in May 2012, John and Jennifer Baccigalopi, who were already incarcerated in the Calcasieu Correctional Center on the initial charges, were both rearrested and charged with ten counts of Principal to Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile and Principal to Obscenity.

In June 2012, an arrest warrant was issued for Breaux. However, it was learned Breaux had fled Louisiana and was incarcerated in Cranston, Rhode Island on separate charges of First-Degree Child Molestation.

On September 2, Breaux was extradited from the Adult Correctional Institute in Cranston, Rhode Island, to the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with ten counts of Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile, two counts of Obscenity and three counts of Indecent Behavior With a Juvenile.

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