Published: 04-07-2022 | Category: Troop B
Jefferson Parish – On Thursday, April 7, 2022, Troopers from the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit in New Orleans arrested 78-year-old Elgene Gary of Grand Isle on sexual battery charges related to the sexual assault of minors over the span of many years.
In October 2021, Troopers began an extensive investigation which determined Gary had molested two juveniles on separate dates, while at his residence in Grand Isle. Based upon the accounts of the victims, Troopers obtained an arrest warrant for Gary in Jefferson Parish. On February 21, 2022, Gary turned himself in and was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on two counts of felony Sexual Battery.
In March of 2022, investigating Troopers were made aware of an additional victim that Gary molested. Based on the victim’s account, Troopers obtained an additional arrest warrant for Gary in Jefferson Parish. On April 7, 2022, Gary turned himself in and was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on one count of felony Sexual Battery.
This is an active and ongoing investigation. Additional charges may be forthcoming.
If anyone has additional information on this case or has been the victim of sexual battery by Elgene Gary, please contact the Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit at 504-310-7011.
TFC Kate Stegall
Louisiana State Police – Troop B
Public Affairs Section
Office: (504) 471-2780