Suspect accused of forcing pre-teen to touch him inappropriately

A 32-year-old Raceland man is in custody of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office after he allegedly forced a child to touch him inappropriately.

Stephen Lirette, 32, faces multiple charges in the incident, which started after an investigation into a complaint made against the suspect.

Through investigation, detectives learned that Lirette forced a child under 13 to touch him inappropriately. When the child started to cry, he allegedly slapped the child in the face.

After investigation, Lirette was arrested and charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile, sexual battery and simple battery.

Bail has not yet been set.

Due to the nature of the allegations, no further details will be released on this incident.