An admitted child sexual predator who molested a prepubescent girl in the 1980s and later wrote journal entries in prison detailing how to kidnap, rape and murder children was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender for the second time Tuesday.
Tommy Mouton, 62, a former Bridge City resident, faces five years to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced on June 20th in Judge Donnie Rowan’s court, Jefferson Parish District Attorney Paul Connick’s Office said.
A took just 15 minutes to find Mouton guilty as charged Tuesday evening.
Mouton had finished a five-year sentence on Feb. 12, 2015, for his first conviction of failing to register and, despite informing the state Department of Corrections that he planned reside in the 200 block of 8th Street in Bridge City, he didn’t register after his released, Connick’s office said.
Mouton was arrested and after Police issued a warrant A warrant was issued for his arrest after he failed to register again.
Fifteen days after he bonded out of prison, police caught Mouton in New Orleans with unused condoms and a bottle of lubricant in his pockets, prompting a 24th Judicial District Court commissioner to order him held without bond.
Mouton pleaded guilty in state court in Jefferson Parish in 1990 to sexual battery, aggravated oral sexual battery and indecent behavior with a juvenile. He admitted he molested a girl over a 21-month period beginning in 1986, when she was six years old, Connick’s office said.
While serving the 10-year sentence for that crime, corrections officers found in his cell his journal with entries detailing child abuse and drawings of young girls being sexually tortured. Those images led to his conviction in Claiborne Parish to possession of child pornography.
He was released from prison in 2008, but he later failed to register as a sex offender, leading to his first conviction.
Rowan presided over that case, too.