Luling man charged with stalking teen


August 05, 2011 at 9:05 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

A 40-year-old Luling man has been charged with stalking after authorities say he repeatedly harassed a 16-year-old girl by making lewd comments to her at her workplace.

Courtney A. Thibodeaux, 40, of 1225 Louisiana 18 in Luling, was arrested last week and charged with stalking a victim under 18 and indecent behavior with a juvenile.

On several occasions, Thibodeaux showed up to the teen’s workplace and made inappropriate remarks to her, according to Sgt. Dwayne LaGrange, a spokesman for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office.

“Things began getting out of hand to the point where the girl started feeling uncomfortable in his presence. She had never seen the suspect and only had contact with him when he began coming to her workplace,” LaGrange said. “With the help of other employees, a manager was notified and he in turn contacted our office.”

LaGrange said that the girl and other employees were able to give a detailed description of both Thibodeaux and his vehicle and officers arrested him during a traffic stop in Boutte on Thursday at 10:17 p.m.

“The first time someone makes indecent remarks to them, a teen should contact someone they trust and notify authorities,” LaGrange said. “We are just thankful that this worked out because these incidents can spiral out of control quickly.”




View other articles written Jonathan Menard

featured merchant

Today's Car Care
Today's Car Care Today's Car Care is the name people trust when it comes to outstanding tires and automotive service in the River Region and beyond.

Work begins on Goodwill store in Luling
Work begins on Goodwill store in Luling
- 1806 views
Site work has begun for a 10,344 square-foot Goodwill store in Luling, an estimated $1.4 million project that will bring 16 permanent jobs.

Become A Herald-Guide Insider

Get breaking news, sports and lifestyles straight to your inbox