Court upholds sentence of former Beauregard police juror

LAKE CHARLES (AP) — The Third Circuit Court of Appeal has upheld the conviction and sentencing of former Beauregard Parish

police juror Danny Paul Burge.

The Town Talk reported the 72-year-old Burge pleaded guilty to one count of sexual battery and one

count of molestation of a juvenile in Vernon Parish in connection with incidents that occurred in 2007 and 2008.

In June 2012, Burge appealed on the basis

that his sentencing was excessive. The trial court sentenced Burge to 10

years in

prison without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of

sentence on each charge. The trial court ordered the sentences

run concurrently with each other, but consecutively to sentences

Burge might serve in other parishes.

Burge was facing charges from incidents with the same victim in Beauregard and Calcasieu parishes.