Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced an investigation is continuing into a man arrested for sex crimes earlier this month. Benjamin Holbert, 30, of Larose was arrested on April 8 after a juvenile victim came forward. Detectives are now asking the public to assist with the ongoing investigation.
In March 2019, juvenile detectives began investigating a report that Holbert had inappropriately touched a juvenile under the age of 12. Through the course of the investigation, detectives obtained a warrant for his arrest.
On April 8, 2019, detectives made contact with Holbert, and he was arrested. He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex on charges of Sexual Battery (Forcible Fondling) and Indecent Behavior with Juveniles. He was released the following day after posting $10,000 bail.
Due to the nature of the crime and investigation, detectives believe there may be additional victims. Any other victims are encouraged to contact Lieutenant Sean Scott of the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division at (985) 532-4334.
Anyone in the public with any general information on Holbert or any possible victims is asked to submit a tip anonymously through Crime Stoppers Bayou Region by phone at 1-800-743-7433 or online at www.crimestoppersbr.org. Tips can also be submitted using the P3 Tips app on your mobile device. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 in cash if the information leads to an arrest.