Gonzales man pleads guilty to burglary and sexual battery

Published 11:30 am Sunday, May 23, 2021

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Last week, Jeffery David of 14308 Summerset Dr. Gonzales, LA., age 31, pled guilty to Sexual Battery and Simple Burglary. David was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Leila Braswell, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets. This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2018 sexual assault investigation.

On January 1, 2018, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a Gonzales residence in reference to a sexual assault. Detectives arrived on scene and made contact with the victim who advised that as she was falling asleep, a male subject who the victim knew as Jeffrey David made entry into the residence without permission, entered the victim’s bedroom, and committed a sexual battery on the victim. Detectives were able to identify David through video surveillance at the residence. Detectives were granted a warrant of arrest for David who was subsequently apprehended and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.

Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charges, pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, David was sentenced to 20 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. It was ordered that the defendant is to serve 10 years of the said sentence, and the remaining 10 years are to be suspended. Upon release from incarceration, the defendant is to be placed on 5 years supervised probation. In addition, the defendant must register and notify as a sex offender.

Submitted by Public Information Officer Tyler Cavalier for 23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky L. Babin.