Louisiana prosecutors are quick to pounce on individuals suspected of harming children. Allegations don't have to be proven before defendants accused of child sexual offenses suffer consequences, like a pre-trial loss of freedom or full-blown media attention.
An Orleans Parish man was arrested three times since late February on charges related to the same alleged victim. The man was a church youth pastor until early February, when he was fired for reported misconduct with a teen church member. The initial arrest happened a few weeks after First Baptist New Orleans church officials and the parents of the 14-year-old girl contacted police.