80-year-old Charles Lee Bergeron Sr. pleaded guilty in December to 12 counts of oral sexual battery, 12 counts of indecent behavior and one count of sexual battery.
Prosecutor Cynthia Guillory asked Judge Clayton Davis to impose the maximum sentence possible, citing him as the “sickest of the sick.”
Bergeron would invite young boys to his home, intoxicate them with alcohol and/or drugs until they’d passed out, and then perform oral sex on them.
“He said he told them that he was an old man and needed testosterone … needed their semen to live, basically,” Guillory said. “Now that’s sick.”
His first arrest was logged back in 1975. By 2008, he had racked up 15 more arrests related to his ‘hobby’.
Also in 2008, he was charged with a total of 50 counts of sex crimes against children. His bond was set at $9.5 million at that time.
His victims ranged in age from young children to teenagers and actually included some girls.
Bergeron was able to get arrested again in 2011 for failing to register as a sex offender, a conviction that led to the 10-year sentence he is currently serving.
At his most recent sentencing, which earned him 120 years, Defense attorney Robert Shelton asked Judge Davis to consider his client’s health issues and that he is receiving treatment in jail.
“It sounds like you are asking for compassion by keeping him in custody so the state can continue to take care of him,” Davis said. “I’m inclined to just let him out and let him fend for himself.”
The judge ordered him to serve 120 years for the oral sexual battery counts, 84 years for the indecent behavior counts and 15 years for sexual battery. He ordered the sentences to run at the same time.
The judge said that although the total number of years seems ridiculously high, there “is no basis for giving him anything less