Westwego man booked on child sex abuse charges

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WESTWEGO, La. (WGNO) – The Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Department has arrested a Westwego man for allegedly sexually abusing a relative.

Detectives say 43-year-old John Paul Vajas was arrested after the victim came forward and said Vajas abused her in 2011 when she was 11-years-old.

Investigators say the abuse took place at a known location in Belle Chasse, and Vajas told the victim not to tell anyone about it.

Vajas was arrested in Jefferson Parish at his place of employment on October 28th as fugitive from Plaquemines Parish.

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