GONZALES — Detectives arrested a man accused of molesting four girls between 4 and 8 years of age at a Gonzales residence, the Police Department reported Thursday.
Detective Sgt. Steven Nethken said in a news release that Morris Buckner, 27, 3003 River Road, Baton Rouge, did not know anyone living at the Gonzales home, but went to the residence with a college student to meet members of a class study group.
The student was working for a private health-care company in Baton Rouge and part of his duties involved supervision of Buckner, the release says.
The children allegedly were molested in another part of the residence while the group studied, the release stated.
Buckner, arrested Wednesday, was being held at the Ascension Parish Jail on three counts of sexual battery and four counts of molestation of a juvenile.
Bond has not been set.
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