Two arrested for child abuse in Sulphur

SULPHUR, LA (KPLC) - Sulphur Police arrested two residents who police say are responsible for child abuse to two children ages 18 months and 3 years old.

Quintin LeJeune, 23, and Holly Price, 20, were arrested and charged with two counts of Cruelty to Juveniles. LeJeune was also booked with one count of second degree Cruelty to Juveniles.

Sulphur Provisional Police Chief Mel Estess said getting the phone call about the abuse was disturbing.

"We got the call from the Pediatric Center," Estess said. "The couple brought the children into the center to be treated."

A doctor from the medical center called Sulphur PD and reported possible child abuse, as for the children had suffered from severe bruising to the face and body, as well as bleeding from the ears.

"This couple when an extra level and it's very disturbing," Estess said.

Sulphur PD Detective Lane Matte said there were some inconsistencies in the stories the couple told during questioning. A polygraph test was issued to LeJeune and he failed the exam.

"Once he was confronted with that, he finally admitted to causing injuries to the children," Matte said.

Matte said the investigation on the case is ongoing, and he still has people to talk to.

"I have a polygraph examination to do on another family member," he said. "I still have several more witnesses to talk to. It's a very involved case."

The children are in state custody for now with a foster family and are doing well, according to authorities.

Sulphur PD said both Price and LeJeune are still in jail. Price is being held with a $200,000 bond and LeJeune with a $750,000 bond.

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