St. Rose man sentenced to 44 years for dozens of sex crimes

Published 5:06 pm Wednesday, May 11, 2022

HAHNVILLE — St. Charles Parish Judge Timothy S Marcel sentenced Daniel Salazar today for dozens of sex crimes that he pled guilty to on January 19, 2022. The longest sentences imposed were for the crimes of sexual battery of a minor under the age of 13 and molestation of a juvenile under the age of 13. For those offenses, the judge imposed a sentence of 44 years with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and Corrections without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence.

The victims and their family members were present in the courtroom during the sentencing and provided compelling testimony prior to the imposition of sentence. The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorneys Mark F. Lopez and John M. Chaisson.

“I would be remiss if I did not first recognize the brave young women who came forward and cooperated with law enforcement in this case,” said District Attorney Joel T. Chaisson, Il. “It is because of their cooperation that my office was able to secure this conviction and subsequent sentence. A sentence which will ensure that this defendant is excluded from society so that he will never be able to harm another child or destroy another family. I would also like to applaud the investigatory efforts of Special Agent April Lucia from the Department of Justice’s Cyber Crimes Task Force and St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office Detectives Steven Fontenot and Terry Dabney, who worked together to obtain the evidence necessary to secure this conviction. Assistant DistriCt Attorneys Mark Lopez and John Chaisson are to be commended for their tireless work with the victims and investigators to bring this case to its just conclusion.”