NEW ORLEANS – This past Friday, the Orleans Parish District Attorney’s Office (OPDA) secured a unanimous guilty as charged verdict of defendant Craig Curley, Sr. for sexual abuse of a minor. Led by Assistant District Attorneys (ADAs) Christian Hebert-Pryor and William Dieters, Curley, Sr. was convicted of Molestation of a Juvenile, Indecent Behavior with Juvenile Under Age 13, and Sexual Battery with Victim Under Age 13.
District Attorney Jason Williams said, “We are committed to protecting the youth of our city and prosecuting those who harm our most innocent. This conviction is proof of our commitment to increasing safety and justice in New Orleans. I am proud of the work done by ADAs Christian Hebert-Pryor and William Dieters to present a strong case and secure a unanimous conviction for the victims of this crime. Our prosecutors will continue working to hold those who cause harm in the community responsible for their actions.”
According to the NOPD reports, Curley, Sr. was arrested in September 2018.
The sentencing date is set for September 14, 2022.
This conviction complements the success of DA Williams and OPDA prosecutors to secure convictions via jury trial since the resumption of jury trials in March. When cases come to OPDA with sufficient evidence, the District Attorney’s Office has vigorously fought for victims of violent crimes. Guilty jury trial verdicts secured since March include: