Sex scandal shadows Louisiana football program
DANNY ROBBINS, Copyright 2001 Houston Chronicle Published 5:30 am, Sunday, August 26, 2001
SHREVEPORT, La. — Over the course of the last dozen years, Evangel Christian Academy has become widely known as a school where religion and football are practiced with equal fervor.
Operated by Shreveport’s First Assembly of God Church and known to locals as simply Evangel, the school has aggressively promoted its mission of providing a Christian education while building a high school football program that is considered to be one of the best in the nation. (more…)
Shreveport dance studio owners’ avoid jail, sex offender registry
Updated: Jul 30, 2014 9:53 PM CDT
The arrests made headlines. Former Shreveport dance studio owners, Gregg and Missy Hornbeak, were charged with six counts each of molestation of a juvenile in Aug. 2013. Bossier Parish authorities issued a press release and granted interviews. Police said they had confessions and photographic evidence. Investigators considered it an air-tight case.
When the Hornbeaks pleaded guilty in Bossier Parish court in May, they did so to a plea bargain that avoids jail time and sex offender registration and left few involved satisfied. Missy Hornbeak pleaded guilty to one misdemeanor count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a Minor. Gregg Hornbeak agreed to two minor charges for drug and weapon-related offenses related to the police search of their home.
Defense attorney Peter Flowers has long-maintained that the evidence wasn’t as strong as investigators let on and says the search for other victims turned up empty. (Read More…)
Self-Defense Or Unnecessary Aggression?
The prosecution and the defense gave decidedly different accounts of what happened as opening statements were made today in the manslaughter trial of Donny Aaron, the west Shreveport man accused of killing a man after a confrontation that happened when he found the man sitting in a car outside his home. (More…)
Court win for man accused of wanting sex with minor
A man accused of crossing state lines to have sex with a minor gained a victory Tuesday after the government moved to dismiss his indictment. It followed decision by a federal judge in Shreveport last week to declare a mistrial in the case. (More…)