Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre and Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet jointly announced today that a Houma Man has been arrested for sex crimes involving children in both local parishes.
Investigations have revealed that David Todd, 61, allegedly victimized four children in several incidents over a period that spanned nearly two decades.
TPSO responded to a complaint on Sept. 24 that Todd had molested a relative who was under the age of 16. During investigation, detectives learned that the suspect had molested another relative who was under 13 on multiple occasions. Information was gathered concerning the past molestation of another relative.
TPSO detectives reached out to LPSO and investigators from both agencies worked together, resulting in the development of information which led to Todd's arrests.
On September 24, Todd was arrested and booked into the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex on felony molestation of a juvenile in Terrebonne Parish.
He was also served with additional warrants for Lafourche Parish including aggravated crimes against nature, first-degree rape, and indecent behavior with a juvenile.
As the investigation continued, LPSO investigators obtained new warrants on October 20 for new charges including two counts of aggravated incest, aggravated rape and molestation of a juvenile. The total bail amount for all charges in both parishes is $1.65 million.
Sheriff Soignet applauded LPSO for working with his office to help gather new information and, ultimately, get an arrest.
“Compassion and investigative abilities were both required for these cases,” Sheriff Soignet said. “I am grateful for the hard work our detectives did, as well as the dedication of Sheriff Craig Webre’s detectives in Lafourche Parish. We are always stronger together.”
Sheriff Webre agreed and said he, too, was happy to partner with TPSO to help this family get a step closer to justice.
“Dealing with cases involving such heinous crimes can be a strain on all involved,” said Sheriff Webre. “With multiple incidents and victims over such a long period of time, it was great to have the assistance of Sheriff Soignet and his staff on this case. Now, as this moves through the justice system, we hope the families involved can at least begin the healing process.”