No parole! No probation!: Couple who assaulted child for 4 years sentenced to 100 years in prison
Eric Bourg and Megan Bourg were sentenced to 60 and 40 years behind bars respectively at the Louisina State Prison by a judge this past week for sexually abusing a minor
A St Charles Parish, Louisiana couple was sentenced to a lengthy stint behind bars for their roles in sexually abusing a child. The verdict, which was read out by State Judge Timothy S. Marcel, brings closure to a case that began when the pair of 28-year-old Eric Bourg and 25-year-old Megan Bourg were arrested in October 2017.
District Attorney Joel Chaisson II reported that, in a plea agreement, both pleaded guilty to one count of aggravated crime against nature perpetrated upon a victim under the age of 13. Judge Marcel sentenced Eric Bourg to 60 years in state prison while Megan Bourg was sentenced to 40 years.
Both their sentences were made immediately executory and the conditions of their incarceration mandate that they spend the duration of their sentence behind bars without the benefits of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. Their pleas also require them to be registered as lifetime sex offenders.
The two were first arrested on October 4, 2017, and a subsequent indictment indicated that the defendants were accused of sexual abuse of a juvenile between January 1, 2014, and October 23, 2014, which translates to a period of close to four years. Chaisson refused to provide further details of the case, saying doing so would ensure the victim's protection.
The Daily Mail reports that the couple, who live in Ama on the West Bank of the Mississippi River in St. Charles Parish, have been married for four years and have two daughters together. Megan's Facebook profile states that she went to the Hahnville High School in Boutte.
According to The St. Charles Herald-Guide, a news release from Chaisson read, "The focus of my office, particularly lead prosecutor John M. Chaisson, has been on achieving a just resolution of this matter in light of the serious crimes perpetrated by these defendants, as well as protecting the well-being of the young victim."
"These pleas ensure that both defendants will spend a significant amount of time in jail where they will be unable to victimize another child and eliminate any possibility of the victim having to testify," it continued.
A Democrat, Chaisson is a former Louisiana State Senator who represented Senate District 19 in St. Charles Parish from 2000 to 2012, and he also served as president of the Louisiana State Senate from 2008 to 2012. Furthermore, he served in the Louisiana House of Representatives, representing House District 56 in St. Charles Parish from 1992 to 2000.
Ineligible to run for the state Senate due to term limits, in the primary held on October 22, 2011, Chaisson was succeeded by Gary Smith, Jr., who had coincidentally also followed him in the House twelve years earlier.