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Jury finds Ascension Parish man guilty of molestation of a juvenile

Henry Lewis (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office) Henry Lewis (Source: Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office)
GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -

Court officials said it took a jury less than an hour and a half Friday to convict a man of molestation of a juvenile.

Henry Lewis, 45, of Prairieville, faces 25 to 99 years in jail for the 2013 crime. A sentencing date has not been set. He will also be ordered to register as a sex offender.

The trial was held in the 23rd Judicial District in Gonzales. Judge Jason Verdigets presided over the case. He will sentence Lewis.

"Lewis used his position of influence and control over the juvenile to molest her and cause mental anguish," the district attorney’s office stated in a written release.

Officials said testimony from DNA experts was crucial in getting the guilty verdict.

The trial lasted four days.

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