Jury selected in trial of former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain


COVINGTON (WGNO) — Jury selection continued on the second day in the sex crimes trial of former St. Tammany Parish Sheriff Jack Strain.

Strain was indicted in 2019 on a list of charges including aggravated rape, indecent behavior of a juvenile, and sexual battery.

The jury has now been selected in the trial of Jack Strain. Strain faces a series of charges including aggravated rape in a case that claims he had a pattern of sexually abusing young boys for decades.

Like yesterday, Strain arrived at the Covington Courthouse around 8:30 this morning with his attorney, former Federal Prosecutor Billy Gibbons.

Today, around 4 this afternoon, the 12 jurors and 2 alternates were selected after two days of juror questioning.

The trial is expected to last about two weeks, opening statements begin tomorrow at 9 a.m.

If Strain is convicted of aggravated rape in the case, he could face life in prison. The trial is expected to last two weeks.

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