NEW ORLEANS (WVUE) - An admitted child sexual predator and former Bridge City resident was sentenced to 20 years in prison Friday after twice failing to register as a sex offender.
Tommy Mouton, 62, first failed to register as a sex offender in 2010 after spending nearly 20 years in prison and failed again in 2015.
Mouton was sentenced to 10 years in prison in 1990 after being convicted of sexual battery, aggravated oral sexual battery and indecent behavior with a juvenile. The case involved the abuse of a six year old girl he molested for 21 months starting in 1986.
While serving that sentence, state correctional officers found a journal detailing child sexual abuses. Claiborne Parish then convicted Mouton of possession of child pornography.
Judge Donnie Rowan of the 24th Judicial District Court ruled that Mouton was likely to re-offend.
"It is the court's opinion that if he was released and out on his own, someone else would be assaulted," Rowan said.
Mouton's trial ended May 25 with a unanimous jury decision.