HARVEY, LA (NBC33) — A former employee of the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office is locked up today. That’s because he admitted to sexually abusing juveniles and taking pictures of them.
John Cerniglia, 59, was arrested for multiple counts of Aggravated Rape, Sexual Battery, and Pornography Involving Juveniles.
The investigation began after the mother of one of the victims reported that her 12-year-old daughter had been exploited. The mother says her daughter admitted to her that Cerniglia had been taking nude photographs of her since she was 5 years old, but stopped when she turned 9.