New Iberia man arrested for sexual battery, forcible rape of 6-year-old boy

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 11:12am

Sidney Istre, 63, of New Iberia was arrested for five counts of oral sexual battery and six counts of forcible rape of a 6-year-old boy.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Deputies made the arrest Monday, June 2, at 10:45 a.m.

Detectives first received the complaint on May 24, 2014. During the investigation, they learned that Istre had sexual contact with a six-year-old boy on multiple occasions between they years 2001 and 2003.

Investigators also learned of another incident involving a 12-year-old male victim that happened in 2003.

Police say Istre committed the crimes during fishing trips with the boys in the Franklin area.

Istre is a registered sex offender, convicted in 2005 of indecent behavior with juveniles.

Istre turned himself at the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville after learning of the warrants for his arrest.

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