Cut Off man accused of sex crimes with multiple juvenile victims

Sheriff's Office urges potential victims to come forward

Chris Miller
October 15, 2019 - 12:06 pm

The Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office says deputies took a Cut Off man is accused of multiple sex crimes involving several victims. Gregory Berthusen, 53, faces multiple counts, and additional charges are possible.

"Juvenile detectives had been investigating recent incidents in which Berthusen reportedly had inappropriate contact with three teenage juvenile girls," the sheriff's office said. "A fourth victim, now an adult, reported a pattern of sex abuse by Berthusen for years beginning when she was nine years old."

Authorities apprehended Berthusen in Jefferson County, Texas, and he was transferred to the Lafourche Parish jail last week. He was booked on the following charges:

  • Molestation of a Juvenile
  • Felony Sexual Battery (2 counts)
  • Misdemeanor Sexual Battery (3 counts)
  • Indecent Behavior with Juveniles (3 counts)

The sheriff's office believes there may be more victims and asks anyone with information to contact Lt. Sean Scott at (985) 532-4334

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