Pierre Part man arrested on sex crimes involving juvenile, drug charges

Staff Report

Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reported the arrest of a Pierre Part man on multiple sex crimes involving a juvenile and drug charges on April 9.

According to a news release, 66-year-old James Gregoire was identified as a suspect after receiving a complaint of numerous sex crimes involving a juvenile.

The sheriff reported detectives and deputies suspect he committed sex crimes through the use of social media platforms.

Investigators said he allegedly communicated with a juvenile and requested certain pornographic material in exchange for illegal drugs, which they said he provided to the juvenile.

Investigators also believe the suspect made additional offers of a sexual nature to the juvenile but the offers reportedly were declined.

A search warrant was requested and granted for a residenct at North Curtis Street. After executing the warrant, investigators reported the discovery and seizure of illegal drugs.

Gregoire was arrested on the following charges:

  • Computer Aided Solicitation of a Minor (Felony)
  • Contributing to the Delinquency of Juveniles (Felony)
  • Distribution of Marijuana
  • Distribution of Methamphetamine
  • Misdemeanor Sexual Battery
  • Attempted Possession of Pornography Involving Juveniles
  • Solicitation of Prostitution (1 Count) (Felony)

He was also previously charged with:

  • Possession or Distribution of Drug Paraphernalia
  • Possession of Xanax (Alprazolam) (Felony)
  • Possession of Methamphetamine (Felony)
  • Possession of Marijuana – 1st Offense
  • Possession with Intent to Distribute Marijuana

Gregoire was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.