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Miss. man booked on molestation counts in La.


THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - Louisiana State Police have arrested a Mississippi man accused of molesting young girls in Lafourche Parish.

The Advocate reports 56-year-old Celestino Garcia, of Brookhaven, Miss., was arrested and booked Friday on counts of aggravated rape, molestation of a juvenile and oral sexual battery.

His bail was set at $175,000.

Trooper Bryan Zeringue (zuh-RANG') said Garcia, believed to be a legal U.S. resident, recently moved to Brookhaven from Golden Meadow, La., but continued to work in Louisiana.

Troopers say investigators received allegations that Garcia had inappropriate sexual contact with four girls between the ages of 7 and 12. The allegations led to warrants for his arrest.

It was not immediately known whether Garcia has an attorney.


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