Local counselor jailed for child sexual abuse

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A local  marriage and family counselor is facing more charges of alleged child sexual abuse after news of his August arrest on sexual molestation of a juvenile prompted other victims to speak out.

Dr. Robert Minniear, 84, of the 3300 block of Terrace Drive in Shreveport, was taken into custody at his residence Thursday. Minniear was out of jail on a $200,000 bond stemming from his August 24 arrest.

Investigators with the Shreveport Police Department’s Sex Crimes Unit obtained the warrant after learning Minniear allegedly touched a juvenile in an inappropriate manner on multiple occasions between 1994-1997.

Minniear’s August arrest came after Sex Crimes investigators received reports that an adult male had repeatedly assaulted a juvenile over a period of several months. Through victim statements and evidence gathered during the inquiry, investigators identified Minniear as the suspect, and he was subsequently arrested.

Minnear was booked into the Shreveport City Jail around 1 p.m. Thursday and charged with Sexual Battery. His bond was set at $350,000.

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