BELLE CHASSE, La. A 51-year-old Belle Chasse man was convicted of 10 counts of sex crimes ranging from sexual battery and oral sexual battery to molestation of a juvenile by a jury this week.

William Cox will be sentenced on October 29.

Cox was charged with the sex offenses against five different young girls over a period of nearly 20 years from 1986 to 2005.

One of the victims, all of whom are now adults, came into the sheriff's office last July and the case developed from there.

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