A 62-year-old Port Vincent man accused of sexually abused a mentally disabled girl beginning when she was 9 years old was arrested by Baton Rouge police Tuesday.
Craig Joseph Madere, of 14600 Louise St., fondled and groped the girl over the course of several encounters in East Baton Rouge Parish and in other jurisdictions beginning in 2011, a Baton Rouge police report says.
The victim, who now lives outside the state, told detectives that Madere sexually assaulted her at two different homes and behind a restaurant in Baton Rouge between 2011 and 2014, the report says. She told detectives she became “scary and nervous” and was left frozen in place during one of the encounters.
The report alleges Madere also abused the girl in three other jurisdictions and notes he was arrested in May in Livingston Parish for sexual battery against another victim who’s under the age of 12.
Police booked Madere into Parish Prison on two counts of sexual battery and three counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile.
He remained in jail Wednesday. Bond was set at $20,000.