Man charged with sexual acts pleads not guilty in parish court

Published 8:42 am Thursday, May 8, 2008

VIDALIA — The Wildsville man arrested in January on charges of committing sexual acts on a handicapped person was arraigned in court Wednesday.

Jackson M. Ellard III, 26, pleaded “not guilty” to charges of 12 counts of sexual battery of the infirm.

The alleged incidents reportedly took place between September and December 2007, according to law enforcement authorities at the time of Ellard’s initial arrest.

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Ellard is being detained at a Concordia Parish correctional facility on a $201,750 bond.