Former dance studio owners charged with child molestation

Former dance studio owners charged with child molestation
Photos provided by the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office.

POSTED: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 12:42pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, September 4, 2013 - 2:53pm

A couple from Bossier Parish was arrested for allegedly molesting one of their former students on multiple occasions.

According to the Bossier Parish Sheriff's Office, Gregg Hornbeck, 52, and Melonie “Missy” Hornbeak, 50, are the former owners of a dance studio. It was originally located in Shreveport, but they moved the studio to Bossier in 2002. They closed the studio in 2007.

The victim claims the abuse began roughly 18 years ago when she was 10-years-old. She claims she was molested on multiple occasions until she was 17-years-old.

Detectives questioned Melonie Hornbeak about the allegations. She admitted to having sexual encounters with the victim at least six times while the girl was a teenager.

A search of the couple’s home was conducted. They recovered a bag of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and a handgun.

Gregg and Melonie Hornbeak were arrested and charged with Molestation of a Juvenile (six counts), Possession of a Firearm with a Controlled Dangerous Substance, Possession of Marijuana, and Possession of Drug paraphernalia. They were booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility. Bond was set at $606,000 each.

Officials say the investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possible.

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