Church Point man, 52, accused of sex crime involving child

A 52-year-old Church Point man was booked into St. Landry Parish jail Thursday, accused of a sex crime involving a 3-year-old child, authorities said.

Michael Melancon allegedly had “inappropriate sexual contact” with the child, Sheriff’s Office Capt. Megan Vizena said in a release. Vizena did not disclose the child’s gender.

The arrest followed an investigation that began after the child’s mother complained to investigators on Dec. 7.

Melancon, who resides at 112 Chachere Road Lot 3 in Church Point, is being held without bond, Vizena said.