Monterey man charged with cruelty to juveniles faces additional charges of sexual abuse of animals

Published 9:19 am Wednesday, September 13, 2023

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VIDALIA, La. – A Monterey, La., man charged with indecent behavior with juveniles now faces additional charges relating to sexual abuse of animals.

Brent Lee Book, 41, was charged Sept. 1 with indecent behavior with juveniles and cruelty to juveniles after being arrested on charges of felony domestic abuse-battery.

According to information released by Concordia Parish Sheriff David Hedrick, the investigation began in late August with allegations of child abuse. Investigators found that the subject had =forced a juvenile to watch pornographic videos with him and engaged in indecent sexual behavior and conversations on numerous occasions.

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As the investigation progressed, electronic devices were seized from the suspect’s residence and forensic analysis was conducted. “As a result, numerous images were recovered consisting of humans engaged in sexual activity with animals,” the department statement says.

Book has been charged with 3 counts of sexual abuse of an animal.