Monterey man receives additional charges for second time as investigation into alleged sex crimes continues

Book is accused of indecent behavior with juveniles and cruelty to juveniles.
Book is accused of indecent behavior with juveniles and cruelty to juveniles.(Source: Concordia Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Sep. 19, 2023 at 12:53 PM CDT
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VIDALIA, La. (KNOE) - A Monterey man who was previously arrested on Sept. 1 and received additional charges (on Sept. 11) following the initial arrest has now received even more charges in an ongoing investigation into alleged sex crimes, according to the Concordia Parish Sheriff’s Office.

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Brent Book, 41, of Monterey, was arrested at the beginning of September after an investigation opened into alleged indecent behavior with juveniles. More charges were added to Book’s record as the investigation revealed electronic devices seized from his residence that allegedly contained material showing humans engaging in sexual activity with animals. On Sept. 18, even more charges were added as the investigation revealed new information.

CPSO says Book was rebooked on an additional charge of sexual battery of a victim under 15.

The updated list of charges is as follows:

  • Indecent behavior with a juvenile (Sept. 1)
  • Cruelty to a juvenile (Sept. 1)
  • Sexual abuse of an animal - 3 counts (Sept. 11)
  • Sexual battery, victim under 15 (Sept. 18)

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This is an ongoing investigation. Be sure to check back for updates as the story develops.

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