District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that on July 10, 2023, Shay Lamar Weed, age 22 and of Slidell, pled guilty to sexually assaulting a minor. District Judge William H. Burris sentenced Weed to 20 years in prison without the benefit of probation, parole or suspension of sentence.
In May of 2020, the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office began investigating a report of a sexual assault of a young child. The mother of the then 4-year-old child had observed the victim playing with her teddy bear in a sexual way. She also reported that the victim had begun wetting her bed. Additionally, the child had told her mother she did not “like” her babysitter’s house – which is where the defendant had been living. The mother questioned the child further and the child disclosed the defendant had touch her inappropriately and “it hurt really bad.”
In the Defendant’s recorded police interview, he initially stated that he was changing the victim’s diaper and his finger "slipped" into the victim’s vagina. When told the victim does not wear diapers, he admitted he had lied. He then told police he had been asleep and awakened to the victim using his hand all over her body.
Assistant District Attorney Iain Dover prosecuted the case.