On February 26, 2019, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office received a complains that Barry R. Veale, 32, Texas, had inappropriately touched a 4 year old victim the previous year.
Detectives investigated the claim and turned the case over to the district attorney's office.
Veale was indicted by a Calcasieu Parish Grand Jury on August 22 and a warrant was issued for his arrest in the amount of $200,000.
Veale was arrested on September 6 in Fort Bend, TX and was extradited back to Calcasieu Parish. Upon arrival he was booked into the Calcasieu Parish Correctional Center and charged with felony sexual battery.
He was released on bond the same day.