Ouachita Parish man accused of molesting child at least 200 times

Steven Kelley - Source: OPSO
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OUACHITA PARISH, La. (KNOE) - A Ouachita Parish man is accused of molesting a child multiple times over the course of several years.

According to court documents, 45-year-old Steven Marcus Kelley was arrested on Wednesday.

Documents state that officers began their investigation on February 26, 2019, after a UPS delivery driver encountered two visibly upset pre-teen children at a residence in Calhoun. The female child allegedly told the driver that she didn't want to be raped by the suspect again and that the suspect was trying to get her to lie.

The child told officers that the suspect, identified as Kelley, forced her to engage in sexual activity "at least two hundred times." During a later interview, the child was also able to describe in detail various things she says she was forced to do, according to court records. She said these things have been happening for years.

An older teen in the home also told investigators she experienced sexually aggressive behavior from the suspect. She told investigators Kelley touched her inappropriately on multiple occasions and frequently made lewd comments toward her.

Kelley's charges include crime against nature and indecent behavior with juveniles.