DeQuincy man pleads guilty to sexual battery of 7-year-old

DeQuincy man pleads guilty to sexual battery of 7-year-old
DeQuincy man Mark Cooley pleaded guilty to sexual battery for inappropriately touching a 7-year-old. Cooley will serve six months in jail. (Source: Calcasieu Correctional Center)

LAKE CHARLES, La. (KPLC) - A DeQuincy man pleaded guilty Friday in state district court to sexual battery of a 7-year-old.

Mark Cooley was arrested in January 2017 on a count of aggravated crime against nature, but pleaded to the amended charge.

Cooley will serve six months in jail. He was given a suspended seven-year sentence with the Department of Corrections and three years probation, but as a special condition, Judge Ron Ware also sentenced him to serve six months in jail, without benefit of parole.

A lifetime protective order was also issued.

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