Traffic stop leads to sexual assault arrest

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A Lafayette man was arrested on sexual battery charges during a routine traffic stop in St. Landry Parish.

Authorities discovered that while the trooper was issuing the driver a traffic citation, the passenger revealed to the trooper that she had allegedly been sexually abused by the driver, Dwayne J. Landry.

Police say Landry admitted that he threatened his passenger to perform sexual acts or he would harm her.

Landry was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail. His bond has been set at $100,000.


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