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Man found guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child

District Attorney's Office
Jefferson County
News Release

BEAUMONT, Texas – Criminal District Attorney Cory Crenshaw announced today that Port Arthur resident James Arceneaux, 53, has been found guilty of aggravated sexual assault of a child by a Jefferson County jury.  Arceneaux was found guilty for sexually assaulting a six (6) year old child in his Port Arthur home on or about June 29, 2013. The trial was held in the Criminal District Court, Judge John Stevens presiding. 

The child, whose face was just visible above the witness stand, testified at the trial before the judge and jury, and she told the court what happened to her regarding the assaults.  The jury also heard testimony from the victim’s older sister who witnessed some of the sexual misconduct.  Evidence was presented at trial that Arceneaux not only sexually assaulted the child, but had also molested the child’s 10 year old sibling. 

The trial in the Criminal District Court, Judge John Stevens presiding, was heard by a jury over the course of three (3) days, handing up their guilty verdict late Thursday afternoon.  The jury will reconvene Friday morning at 10 a.m. to begin the punishment phase. 

Assistant District Attorneys Bobby Ortego and Koby Hoffpauir presented the case for Jefferson County, working from an investigative case file put together by the Port Arthur Police Department.  


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