CHALMETTE, La. Two men have been arrested in the past week for sexual acts involving young girls, the St. Bernard Parish Sheriff's Office announced Thursday.

In one incident, 59-year-old Kevin Davis was booked with the sexual battery and molestation of a three-year-old girl for whom he was babysitting.

According to the sheriff's office, the girl's mother reported that her child said she had been touched inappropriately by Davis.

At the time of the arrest, Davis was out on bond for an obscenity arrest last fall.

In a second, unrelated case, a 45-year-old man was arrested on charges of aggravated incest with his nine-year-old stepdaughter.

Sheriff James Pohlmann said that the sex abuse happened over a two-year period. The suspect, who has not been identified to protect the identity of the victim, was also booked on two counts of sexual battery and one count of indecent behavior with an 11-year-old friend of the stepdaughter.

That girl said she had been touched inappropriately when she spent a weekend at the friend's house.

The incidents came to light when the 11-year-old's mother reported what happened to her daughter and the 11-year-old told sheriff's detectives her younger friend was also being touched by the step-father.

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