Youngsville Man Arrested on Molestation Charges Pleads No Contest to Lesser Charges UPDATE - KLFY News 10

August 3, 2005

Youngsville Man Arrested on Molestation Charges Pleads No Contest to Lesser Charges UPDATE

Wilson Carriere Wilson Carriere

Wilson Carriere pleaded no contest in open court this week to indecent behavior charges, but he won't be serving any jail time. Did the prosecution go far enough? The father of one of his victims says Wilson Carriere got off too easy.

Wilson Carriere was originally charged with one count of aggravated incest and three counts of molestation of a juvenile.

One of the victims was the daughter of a man who doesn't want to be identified and one of Carriere's relatives.

This week, Carriere admitted to fondling children but under the terms of a last minute plea bargain agreement, the molestation charges were dismissed and Carriere was allowed to plead guilty to a lesser charge of two counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

Under the terms of that agreement, Carriere was given a suspended sentence and released to serve two years of home incarceration.

The father of one of Carriere's victims believes prosecutors let Carriere off the hook.

Assistant District Attorney Lay Prather said nothing could be further from the truth. According to Prather, the state was fighting an uphill battle.

With no physical evidence and only the word of a few very young children, Prather says he did the best he could.

Under the terms of the plea agreement, Carriere must register as a sex offender.

In addition, Carriere is not allowed to have any contact with children under the age of 16.

If Carriere fails to comply, he will be forced to serve a ten-year sentence in a state prison.

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