No Charges Against Grand Caillou Fire Chief In Sexual Assault Case
HOUMA, La. (AP) — Prosecutors will not pursue criminal charges against the former Grand Caillou fire chief.
The Terrebonne Sheriff's Office never charged Michael Deroche Sr. with any crime after a community service worker accused him of sexually assaulting her in June 2011. Prosecutors said proceedings that resulted in a later grand jury indictment were flawed.
Now, The Courier reports that prosecutors will not try to present the case before a grand jury again.
First Assistant District Attorney Carlos Lazarus said Monday that the decision was made at the request of the woman and her lawyer. The woman is pursuing a civil case. A civil case continues.
Meanwhile, Jayson Ray remains interim fire chief for Grand Caillou.