Texas Man Arrested for Felony Sexual Battery
A Texas man has been extradited back to Calcasieu Parish and arrested and charged for felony sexual battery that took place last year.
Detectives with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office were contacted on February 26, in regards to Barry R. Veale, 32, Texas. Detectives learned that in 2018 Veale was inappropriately touching the victim, who was 4-years-old at the time. The investigation was then turned over the District Attorney's Office.
Veale was indicted by a Calcasieu Parish Grand Jury on August 22, and a warrant was issued the same day for his arrest in the amount of $200,000. He was arrested on September 6, in Fort Bend, Texas and extradited by to Calcasieu Parish on September 17. He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with felony sexual battery. He was released on bond later that day.