A St. Charles Parish jury deliberated less than two hours before returning its guilty verdict in the trial of 60-year-old Sylvester Hayman on indecent behavior with a juvenile.
The jury found the Killona man guilty of one count of indecent behavior with a juvenile and one count of attempted indecent behavior with a juvenile. The verdict concluded a three-day jury trial prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Connie M. Aucoin.
Judge Emile R. St. Pierre ordered a pre-sentence investigation in advance of sentencing, which he set for Aug. 28 at 9 a.m.
Hayman faces a minimum of two years with the state Department of Corrections and a maximum of 25 years on the indecent behavior conviction.
“I would like to commend the victims and their family for the bravery and resolve that they demonstrated throughout this proceeding,” said District Attorney Joel T. Chaisson II. “I would be remiss if I did not recognize Assistant District Attorney Connie Aucoin for the diligence and compassion with which she prosecuted this case. Her unrelenting pursuit of justice has ensured that another child perpetrator will remain off of the streets of St. Charles Parish for years to come.”