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Aug 15, 2013 10:47 PM by KATC

A Lafayette Man Arrested on Several Charges of Sexual Battery Dating Back to 1969

A Lafayette man is facing several charges of sexual battery dating back to 1969.

Gerald Duhon, 65 of Lafayette, was arrested by Opelousas police. According to Chief of Police Perry Gallow three of Duhon's alleged victims came forward.

Duhon has been charged with two counts of molestation of a juvenile, four counts of oral sexual battery, and one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

Gallow says the victims were all under the age of ten when the alleged crimes occurred.

Police say the alleged crimes took place in the city of Opelousas, as far back as 1969 and up to possibly 1979. One of the victims says she was encouraged to come forward after hearing how Mickey Shunick fought for her life.

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