Cenla Baptist leader arrested for multiple sex crimes, authorities asking for public’s help


After a well-known Louisiana Baptist leader, Daryl Stagg was arrested in Central Louisiana for a number of sex crimes last week, authorities are asking the public to contact them if they have any knowledge of the crimes.

“We are concerned that there are other children that have been hurt. And so, our message this morning is, you’re safe, Mr. Stagg is in jail,” said Grant Parish Sheriff Steven McCain.

60-year-old Stagg of Pollock faces three counts of oral sexual battery, first-degree rape, aggravated crimes against nature, and indecent behavior with juveniles. In addition to Grant Parish, McCain said Stagg allegedly committed crimes in Union and Rapides parishes and in Wisconsin also.

“If you’ve been hurt by Daryl Stagg, if you get in touch with us, we will do the rest. We’ll put you in touch with the right agency. So, if anybody has any questions about it or has any information, please get in touch with us,” said McCain.

Rapides Parish Sheriff Mark Wood said multiple law enforcement agencies are working together to build the case against Stagg and they encourage any other victims to come forward.

“If you are out there, please come forward. We’re there for you, we’ll get you any type of help you need. Anything that you need we’ll be there for you,” said Wood.

The Grant Parish Sheriff’s Office is the lead agency in the investigation, and they can be reached at 318-627-3261.

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