Trahan sentencing postponed

Randal Trahan
Presentencing investigation request approved

A sentencing date for Randal J. Trahan, convicted on Sept. 10 on three counts of unlawful carnal knowledge of a juvenile, has been delayed.

Assistant District Attorney Nicholas Bellard said lawyers for Trahan petitioned for a pre-sentencing investigation and 15th Judicial District Judge Edward Rubin granted the motion.

Sentencing was initially scheduled for Monday, Sept. 30.

“They’ve now got 60 days to get the report turned in,” Bellard said. “Then we’ll set a new sentencing date. We’re probably looking at the early part of December.”

Trahan is the former owner of a local driving school. In a bench trial, Rubin found Trahan guilty of improper sexual relations with a 16-year-old female student on three separate occasions during August of 2011.

Trahan was 46 at the time he was charged.

He faces a maximum sentence of 10 years with or without hard labor. In addition, his conviction cannot be expunged and he will be required to register as a sex offender upon his release from prison.