Geismar man pleads guilty to failure to register and notify as a sex offender

Published 5:34 am Monday, September 27, 2021

On September 20, 2021, Jerome Johnson of 11295 Emerson Rd. Geismar, LA, age 51, pled guilty to Failure to Register and Notify as a Sex Offender or Child Predator. Johson was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Craig Stewart and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Steven Tureau.

 On December 14, 2020, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were contacted by the United States Marshall’s Service regarding a sex offender from Orleans Parish who had an outstanding warrant in that jurisdiction for non-compliance with the sex offender registration process and was believed to be residing with his father at a Geismar residence. Asension detectives applied for and were granted a warrant of arrest for Johnson for failing to register and notify as a sex offender in Ascension Parish. On December 15, 2020, Federal Marshalls located and arrested Johnson on all outstanding warrants. Johnson was subsequently booked into the Ascension Parish Jail. Johnson was required to register and notify as a sex offender  following a 1997 conviction in Orleans Parish for Forcible Rape.

 Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, Johnson was sentenced to 2 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

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