Authorities trying to determine if there are other victims in several states where the man has lived.
A Slidell man has been booked with sexual abuse of a young Chalmette girl which happened in the early 2000s and authorities are trying to determine if there are other victims in several states where the man has lived, Sheriff James Pohlmann said.
Timothy Gemelli, 54, who lived at 2413 Fazzio Drive in Chalmette at the time of the sexual abuse, the sheriff said, is being held in St. Bernard Parish Prison in lieu of bond set at $400,000,
The Sheriff’s Office has not released details of the investigation that led to Gemelli’s arrest.
But efforts are being made by Sheriff’s Office detectives to determine if there were victims in other places where Gemelli has lived, which included Colorado, Massachusetts, Texas, Mississippi and in Slidell, Sheriff Pohlmann said.
Several women who were girls at the time Gemelli lived in Colorado were expected to meet with authorities in a town there, Sheriff Pohlmann said.
Gemelli has lived in Longmont and Firestone in Colorado; Chicopee, Mass.; Picayune, Ms.,; Harris County, Tex., and Slidell.
Gemelli was booked with indecent behavior with a juvenile girl in St. Bernard Parish in 1981 and was credited with time served and placed on probation after a guilty plea, the sheriff said.
He also was arrested for aggravated battery in St. Bernard Parish in 1982 after shooting a woman, who survived, the sheriff said, and received a suspended sentence after pleading guilty to negligent injury.