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New Iberia man arrested for sexual battery, forcible rape of 6-year-old boy

SMPSO
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 - 1:05pm

Sidney Istre, 63, of New Iberia, was arrested for five counts of oral sexual battery and six counts of forcible rape of a 6-year-old boy.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Deputies made the arrest Monday, June 2, at 10:45 a.m.

Detectives first received the complaint on May 24, 2014. During the investigation, they learned that Istre had sexual contact with a six-year-old boy on multiple occasions between the years 2001 and 2003.

Investigators also learned of another incident involving a 12-year-old male victim that happened in 2003.

Police say Istre committed the crimes during fishing trips with the boys in the Franklin area.

Istre is a registered sex offender, convicted in 2005 of indecent behavior with juveniles.

Istre turned himself at the St. Mary Parish Law 

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