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Former St. Tammany Sheriff Jack Pressure will get 4 life sentences in rape, incest case

ST. TAMMANY PARISH, La. (WVUE) – Former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Pressure was sentenced to serve the remainder of his life in jail after being discovered responsible of rape and incest.

Pressure was convicted in November on 4 counts of aggravated rape, two counts of aggravated incest, one rely of indecent habits with a juvenile, and one rely of sexual battery.

In an emotional morning at courtroom, Pressure was sentenced on Feb. 22 to 4 life sentences with out parole on the aggravated rape expenses, 15 years and a $15,000 nice on every of the aggravated incest expenses, 5 years for indecent habits with a juvenile, and 5 years for sexual battery.

A former sheriff of 20 years, Pressure was in an orange jail jumpsuit and shackles as boyhood good friend and rape sufferer Mark Finn unloaded for half-hour, calling him a predator, a monster, and a pervert.

Finn mentioned he nonetheless has nightmares of claiming “cease, cease, cease, you’re hurting me Jack Pressure.” Finn says Pressure destroyed his and his mom’s lives.

At one level, Finn regarded immediately on the former head of legislation enforcement in St. Tammany Parish and mentioned “take a look at me, are you sorry? Should you’re sorry, I’ll forgive you. If not, I hope you rot in hell.”

Pressure mentioned nothing.

Finn’s mom, Patricia, regarded immediately on the man accused of raping her son and testified as effectively in regards to the destruction attributable to Pressure’s intercourse abuse.

Pressure was given the chance to testify however he didn’t. His attorneys say they are going to attraction.

Following the a number of life sentences, she mentioned she was relieved.

“I’m a momma. I ought to have recognized,” she informed reporters outdoors of the courthouse. “However I swear to God I didn’t. As a result of I knew this man since he was 10 years previous and I might have by no means thought.”

Prosecutors say Pressure will probably spend the remainder of his life in state jail, despite the fact that he’s additionally been convicted of federal expenses associated to a midway home kickback scheme.

Extra: ‘Proof was compelling’; D.A. says ‘responsible’ verdict is a message from Pressure’s accusers

5 victims, a few of them relations, testified at trial final fall, sounding comparable themes of wanting as much as Pressure as an older brother or father determine and having their belief betrayed when he molested or raped them in tents, campers, and in his bed room. The sexual abuse continued into maturity in lots of instances.

The jury got here in with a verdict after practically 5 hours of deliberations on the finish of a trial that lasted two full weeks.

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