In 2011, a trusted police officer became a known child predator in the eyes of the law. For five months, former Broussard Police Cpl. Henry Samuel Bates carried on a sexual relationship with a then 14-year-old girl. Now she’s 18 and recently, the victim and her family filed a lawsuit against bates, the police chief his department and the mayor.
Now the victim is speaking about the whole ordeal for the first time publicly.