Barry Giglio, 57, 1045 Fairway Lane, Ville Platte, and owner of the Pig Stand Restaurant in Ville Platte, received a no true bill from the grand jury on all charges against him, including three counts of aggravated rape.
Marla Giglio, 51, 1045 Fairway Lane, Ville Platte, was also given a no true bill on charges of aggravated rape (three counts).
The other individuals receiving no true bills on the counts of aggravated rape were: John Wayne Stelly, 57, 111 Live Oak Road, Church Point; Alice Stelly, 55, 111 Live Oak Road, Church Point; Jennifer Stelly, 31, 1111 Chataignier Street, Ville Platte; Lawrence Sidney Ricks Jr., 35, 7913 Park Street, Lot 16, Ventress; Marty Blood, 42, 1595 Black Lake Road, St. Landry; and Brandy Blood, 27, 1595 Black Lake Road, St. Landry.
The grand jury returned a pretermit on two charges, meaning the evidence present does not support either a true bill or no true bill and is a formal determination to not file charges at the present time.
Pretermit was returned on the charge of aggravated incest against John Wayne Stelly and Alice Stelly.
A no true bill is a determination by the grand jury that the evidence does not support a criminal charge.
The district attorney’s office can file a bill of information in cases rejected by a grand jury, but in most instances that does not occur.
According to State Police, the case investigation began after Children and Family Services got a tip on a possible abuse case in St. Landry Parish in 2010.
The initial information indicated that the girls were forced to have sexual intercourse with eight adults at a residence in the Church Point area.
Detectives interviewed the victims and obtained additional independent evidence indicating the sexual abuse. Based on this evidence, detectives secured arrest warrants for eight suspects.
The grand jury evidently found the evidence unconvincing.