Slidell man sentenced to 15 years for molesting two teen girls

Slidell man sentenced to 15 years for molesting two teen girls
Earnest Diaz

NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) -A Slidell man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for molesting two teenage girls.

According to District Attorney Warren Montgomery’s office, Earnest C. Dia, 45, was sentenced on Thursday.

The judge ordered he serve his sentences concurrently.

One of the victims testified during his trial in August that she was 15 years old when Diaz began touching her sexually under her clothes and offering to buy her things and pay her cell phone bill if she would have intercourse with him. She later disclosed that Diaz coerced her into sexual intercourse.

A second victim testified that she was 13 or 14 when Diaz pulled down her clothes and sexually assaulted her. She said she didn’t tell anyone initially because she didn’t think anyone would believe her.

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