Franklinton man gets 25 years in prison for molesting teen boys

Published 9:53 am Wednesday, July 10, 2019

District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Jonathan Young, 36, of Franklinton, was sentenced Monday to serve 25 years in prison without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence for molestation and other inappropriate behavior with three juveniles over a period of at least four years.

Young pleaded guilty in March to molestation of a juvenile, indecent behavior with a juvenile, sexual battery, and contributing to the delinquency of juveniles.

District Judge Peter Garcia sentenced him to 25 years in prison on the molestation charge, seven years for indecent behavior, 10 years for sexual battery, and two years for contributing to the delinquency of juveniles. The sentences are to be served at the same time.

Young faces similar outstanding charges in Mississippi.

The Washington Parish case was investigated by Det. Demi Rice of the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office and prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Jay Adair. Family members of the victims said they were pleased with the outcome of the case, Montgomery said.