Assumption felon accused of indecent behavior with juvenile

An Assumption Parish man was arrested on a felony count of indecent behavior with a juvenile after allegedly improperly touching a 15-year-old girl while she slept.

Gary Jean “Ace” Foret, 56, 145 Jamie Court, Bayou L’Ourse, was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on Tuesday night after the juvenile’s father complained to authorities, Assumption Parish Sheriff Mike Waguespack said in a news release Wednesday.

Foret had been convicted of second-degree murder in Jefferson Parish in 1975 and sentenced to life in prison. That sentence, however, was later commuted to 60 years, and Foret served approximately 20 years before being released.

The 15-year-old’s father complained on June 29 that Foret had sexually assaulted his daughter. The father also reported that he thought his daughter was sleeping at a friend’s house but instead she spent the night at Foret’s residence.

No bond had been set for Foret as of Wednesday afternoon.