Sex offender charged with inappropriate sexual contact

A man convicted of sexual battery in 2003 was arrested Friday and charged with having inappropriate sexual contact with an

8-year-old girl, according to authorities.

Judge Ron Ware set bond for Luther J. Deel, 300 Dobbertine Lot 29, at $6,000.

Deel lives in the same mobile home park as the 8-year-old girl, Calcasieu Sheriff’s Office Cmdr. James McGee said in a news


McGee said Deel was also booked into

Calcasieu Correctional Center on a charge of failure to comply with sex

offender identification


Detective Cinnamon Salvador is the lead investigator on this case, McGee said.

In 2003, Deel pleaded to four counts of sexual battery. He was originally indicted on two counts of aggravated rape, two counts

of sexual battery and one count of aggravated incest. The charges reportedly arose from sexual contact with two 7-year-old

children and one 11-year-old child. He was also on probation for simple burglary at the time.

He was sentenced to three years in prison and five years probation.

In 2010, he pleaded to criminal mischief, amended from failure to register as a sex offender.