PRESS RELEASE From: Police Department Contact: Public Information Officer, Lt. Malcolm Dupre Date: March 1, 2004
City of Thibodaux 1309 Canal Blvd. Thibodaux, LA 70301 985-446-7214
Thibodaux High Coach Arrested with Indecent Behavior w/ Juvenile
The Thibodaux Police Departmentís Criminal InvestigationsDivision announces the arrest of Shane Landry, 26-year-old male of 501 CoulonRoad Thibodaux.Shane Landry acoach for four years at Thibodaux High School, was charged Friday, February 27,2004, with Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile.
This charge stems from the results of an investigation bythe Criminal Investigations Division where it wasalleged that Landry committed this offense with a femalestudent of the Thibodaux High School.Thestudent was fifteen years old at the time of the alleged occurrence.
The Louisiana Revised Statutes, R.S. 14:81. entitledIndecent behavior with juveniles states:
A.Indecent behavior with juveniles is the commission of any lewd orlascivious
act upon the person or in thepresence of any child under the age of seventeen, where there is an agedifference of greater than two years between the two persons, with the intentionof arousing or gratifying the sexual desires of either person.Lack of knowledge of the childís age shall not be a defense.
Landry posted bond in the amount of five thousand dollarsfollowing questioning and the normal booking procedures.