Well-known Hammond fisherman convicted of sex abuse

A well-known Hammond fisherman was found guilty Tuesday of sex abuse and bribery charges stemming from a day of drinking and drug use with a young woman in 2015.

Dennis Lee Sturgell, 66, was convicted of four counts of first-degree sodomy, two counts of first-degree unlawful sexual penetration and one count of second-degree sex abuse after jurors found that the woman did not or was unable to give consent.

The jury — nine women and three men — included 10 people that found Sturgell guilty of all charges. One juror found him guilty on all but one charge, while another found him

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