Gramercy Man Pleads Guilty After Failing to Register and Notify as a Sex Offender or Child Predator

          On March 6, 2018, Shane Louque of 756 N Airline Ave. Gramercy, LA., age 31, pled guilty to the charge of Failure to Register and Notify as a Sex Offender or Child Predator. Louque was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a November arrest. 

          On November 3, 2017, deputies with the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a Paulina residence in reference to the complainant needing someone removed from his residence. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with the complainant who advised that Louque had been living at his residence for approximately two weeks. The complainant told deputies that he learned that Louque was a registered sex offender and wanted him removed from the residence. Deputies made contact with Louque as he was exiting the back door of the residence. After noticing the deputies, Louque fled on foot. Deputies were able to apprehend Louque shortly after. Louque was subsequently arrested and booked into the St. James Parish Jail. Louque has previously pled guilty in 2010 to Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile. 

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, as per the plea agreement with prosecutors, Louque was sentenced to 4 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The said sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence.