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Louisiana man gets probation for sex abuse of children in Mascoutah

David DeRousse
David DeRousse

A Louisiana man convicted of aggravated criminal sexual abuse of two children in Mascoutah can serve his probation in his home state, a judge ruled this week.

David DeRousse, of Monroe, Louisiana, pleaded guilty to three counts of felony sexual abuse of a child. Judge Randall Kelley sentenced him to four years of probation that can be transferred to Louisiana. DeRousse will also have to register as a sex offender/predator for life, Kelley ordered.

Authorities said the abuse happened while DeRousse was visiting in Mascoutah.

Law enforcement had been contacted about the crimes by the victims’ families, said Detective Sgt. Jared Lambert of the Mascoutah Police Department.

“There are no concerns about other victims,” he said.

DeRousse was president of St. Frederick Catholic High School in Monroe, Louisiana, in the late 90s, according to The News Star of Monroe.