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  • Former Amite cop found guilty of third-degree rape

    December 1, 2016 6:38 PM

    AMITE – A former Amite Police officer has been found guilty of third-degree rape and simple kidnapping, according to WWLTV. In 2014, two women accused Grant Carruth of handcuffing and attacking them in separate incidents. Investigators say Carruth claimed to be a narcotics agent, tricked the women into being... more »
  • Suspect arrested in LSU rape case Play Video

    November 15, 2016 11:44 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A 19-year-old faces felony rape charges following an April 2016 incident at LSU. Eseoghene Ovuede was booked into jail this week after a lengthy investigation. Ovuede is accused of following a female LSU student to her East Campus Apartment; an LSU student housing complex on the... more »
  • Alabama student accused of raping teen in dorm room arrested

    November 13, 2016 5:56 PM

    TUSCALOOSA - Police say a University of Alabama student accused of raping a teenage girl in a dorm room has been arrested. Tuscaloosa County Metro Homicide Unit Capt. Gary Hood tells Al.com on Sunday that 19-year-old Joseph Tyler Pitts is charged with first-degree rape. Hood says an 18-year-old female, also... more »
  • Jury finds against Rolling Stone suit in rape story

    November 4, 2016 3:05 PM

    CHARLOTTESVILLE - A federal jury has found Rolling Stone magazine, its publisher and a reporter defamed a University of Virginia administrator in a discredited story about gang rape at a fraternity house. Word of the jury decision came Friday afternoon in multiple news outlets. University of Virginia administrator Nicole Eramo... more »
  • Transgender inmate's rape lawsuit against jail set for trial

    October 27, 2016 11:15 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A lawsuit in which a transgender inmate says she was raped after being locked up with a male prisoner last year in the newly opened New Orleans jail is expected to go to trial in June. A federal judge set a June 19 date in a Wednesday... more »
  • 28-year-old arrested for three rapes in October, 2015 murder

    October 27, 2016 10:52 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A suspect has been arrested in connection with raping three people in October has been charged in a 2015 murder. 28-year-old Bryan Leduff was arrested around 6:45 p.m. Thursday in connection to the shooting death of 34-year-old Jemina Williams, according to police. Investigators say Williams... more »
  • Fromer BRFD captain acquitted of rape charges in Tennessee

    October 20, 2016 8:08 PM

    TENNESSEE - A former Baton Rouge Fire Department captain has been acquitted of all charges after being accused of raping a child in Tennessee. Roman Bates, 57, was arrested in June 2015 by members of the Fugitive Apprehension Unit in New Orleans. Bates was a camptain who worked with... more »
  • Jury clears NBA's Derrick Rose in rape lawsuit

    October 19, 2016 4:47 PM

    LOS ANGELES - Jurors have cleared NBA star Derrick Rose and two friends in a lawsuit that accused them of gang raping his ex-girlfriend when she was incapacitated from drugs or alcohol. The jury reached the verdict Wednesday in Los Angeles federal court after hearing dramatically different accounts of the... more »
  • Teen arrested for raping 11-year-old and 13-year-old boys

    October 18, 2016 10:45 AM

    BATON ROUGE – A teenager has been arrested for the rape of two juvenile boys, one of which was sexually assaulted by the teen more than 30 times. 19-year-old Donald Moore, Jr. was arrested on two counts of first degree rape after the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office was... more »
  • Ex-boyfriend charged with first degree rape, aggravated burglary

    October 8, 2016 1:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man was arrested on first degree rape and aggravated burglary counts after he forced his way into his ex-girlfriend's apartment and sexually assaulted her. Officials reported on Aug. 4, around 8 a.m., the victim was at her apartment on Monet Drive with a male friend... more »
  • Man arrested for forcible rape in Baker

    October 2, 2016 2:02 PM

    BAKER - A man was arrested for domestic abuse battery and forcible rape on Saturday in Baker. The Baker Police Department responded to a domestic abuse battery complaint on Saturday at a home on Daniels Street. The victim stated that the defendant, 57-year-old David Janes, had physically touched her... more »
  • Lawsuit: Transgender inmate raped at New Orleans' new jail

    September 21, 2016 3:01 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal lawsuit says a transgender inmate was raped after being locked up with a male prisoner last year in the newly opened New Orleans jail. The lawsuit says the victim is a transgender woman arrested last September for failing to appear in court on a disturbing... more »
  • Man sentenced to life in rape of 6-year-old

    September 20, 2016 11:57 AM

    SHREVEPORT - A Caddo Parish man who represented himself on charges he raped a 6-year-old child in 2013 has been sentenced to life in prison. 36-year-old Anthony Larkins heard the sentence imposed on him Monday by District Judge Katherine Dorroh, who on Sept. 8 found Larkins guilty in a ruling... more »
  • Baton Rouge man wanted for second-degree rape

    August 31, 2016 12:45 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are looking for a Baton Rouge man accused of raping a 40-year-old woman after driving her from a local bar. According to Baton Rouge Police, 33-year-old Gregory Warren Johnson is wanted on second-degree rape charges. Investigators say the victim states she woke up during... more »
  • Darren Sharper files notice of appeal in federal rape case

    August 27, 2016 11:26 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former NFL star Darren Sharper has filed a federal court notice that he now plans to appeal his conviction and nearly two-decade sentence in a drug and sexual assault case - a case in which he pleaded guilty. Sharper had pleaded guilty or no-contest in four states... more »
  • Judge to ex-NFL star Darren Sharper: can't ignore damage

    August 18, 2016 7:19 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - The federal judge who more than doubled former NFL star Darren Sharper's prison sentence told him that courts cannot ignore the damage he inflicted on women and on society at large. U.S. District Judge Jane Triche Milazzo (TREESH mil-AH-zoh) had rejected a multistate plea agreement's 9-year sentence... more »
  • Rape suspect arrested after victim's dream turned into nightmare

    August 2, 2016 10:33 AM

    BAKER - A 33-year-old Baker man was arrested Monday after a woman reported that he raped her in her sleep. Police say the victim, who described Christopher Griffin as a family friend, said he visited her home on July 21. After he left, she took a Xanax and went... more »
  • Plea deal leaves 1 defendant in Sharper case

    July 11, 2016 1:02 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A co-defendant in the drug and sexual assault case that brought down former NFL star Darren Sharper has reached a plea deal. Former restaurant worker Erik Nunez has agreed to enter a guilty plea in the case. That leaves one more defendant, former St. Bernard Parish... more »
  • Man accused of raping 14-year-old at gunpoint multiple times

    June 17, 2016 11:55 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a registered sex offender Friday morning after he was accused of raping and molesting a 14-year-old girl at gunpoint on multiple occasions. 36-year-old Corey Williams was booked on two counts of first degree rape and molestation of a juvenile after BRPD arrested him Friday... more »
  • $50,000 reward in California serial killer cold case

    June 15, 2016 12:02 PM

    SACRAMENTO - Authorities announced a $50,000 reward Wednesday as they renewed their search for an elusive serial killer they say committed at least 12 homicides, 45 rapes and dozens of burglaries across California in the 1970s and 1980s. The case has grown cold for the killer known by at least... more »
  • BRPD seeks accused rapist

    June 13, 2016 2:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police are looking for a man wanted in connection with a rape that happened earlier in June. 59-year-old Quinters Demetrius Bouie is wanted by detectives after he was accused of pushing a woman down onto his bed and raping her. Police said the crime happened at... more »
  • Man accused of raping 11-year-old girl, exposing her to HIV

    June 9, 2016 10:39 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say a man was arrested after he was accused of raping an 11-year-old girl, intentionally exposing her to HIV in the process. 47-year-old Larry Williams Jr. was booked on four counts of first degree rape, molestation of a juvenile and four counts of intentional exposure... more »
  • Alleged rape victim kicked attacker in face to escape

    June 8, 2016 1:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Investigators with the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office say a man was booked on a rape charge after the victim kicked him in the face and made her escape last month. 34-year-old Samuel Barrera Jr. was booked on one count of third degree rape after he... more »
  • US cities see unexplained rise in violent crimes this year

    June 5, 2016 3:07 PM

    CHICAGO - Violent crimes ranging from homicides to rapes to robberies have been on the rise in many major U.S. cities so far this year. But experts can't point to a single reason why and the jump isn't enough to suggest there's a trend. Law enforcement officials are seeking a... more »
  • Man accused of raping 8-year-old girl

    June 1, 2016 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff’s deputies reported the arrest of a man accused of raping an 8-year-old girl numerous times in recent months. 29-year-old Anthony Tipton was arrested Tuesday and booked on charges of first degree aggravated rape. Detectives said the victim told them during a forensic interview on... more »
  • No evidence found in arrest of Parkview Baptist student accused of rape

    May 27, 2016 6:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE- An Orleans Parish magistrate commissioner has found that police did not have enough evidence to support the arrest of a former Parkview Baptist High School student who had been accused of a rape in New Orleans. Pryce Fletcher, 19, was arrested in April on one count of... more »
  • 19-year-old accused of raping 1st grader

    May 18, 2016 4:44 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of a man accused of raping a 1st grader. 19-year-old Andres Pascual, of Baton Rouge, was booked on charges of first degree rape and sexual battery after he was arrested Wednesday. The 6-year-old victim told police that he was watching TV... more »
  • Former children's TV host to be arraigned on rape charges

    May 14, 2016 2:46 PM

    ALEXANDRIA - A former children's television show host who vanished decades ago amid allegations he sexually abused children on a camping trip in Louisiana is due to be arraigned in Rapides Parish on Monday on rape charges. Almost 40 years after he was accused of obscene behavior with young boys,... more »
  • New Orleans plastic surgeon indicted on forcible rape charge

    May 13, 2016 9:28 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A well-known New Orleans plastic surgeon is facing charges of forcible rape and voyeurism. A judge on Thursday set Dr. Alireza Sadeghi's bail at $2 million and issued a protective order barring him from going near the alleged victim or her children after a grand jury indicted... more »
  • Man accused of kidnapping woman from casino, raping and robbing her

    May 10, 2016 11:29 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police say they’ve arrested a man accused of robbing, kidnapping and raping a woman after he picked her up at an area casino while she was intoxicated. 42-year-old John Mack, of Baton Rouge, was booked on charges of simple robbery, second degree kidnapping, simple battery, unauthorized... more »
  • Mother demands answers after 12-year-old daughter is raped near Garden District Play Video

    May 9, 2016 5:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Two days after a suspect was arrested for allegedly raping a woman in the Garden District, a mother in the area is demanding answers about her 12-year-old daughter's case from about six weeks ago. We're not identifying the mom or listing where she lives to protect her... more »
  • Garden District rape suspect has extensive criminal past Play Video

    May 8, 2016 7:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE – New details emerged about the criminal history of the man accused of breaking into a home in the Garden District and raping a woman Thursday. Court documents obtained by WBRZ News 2 revealed that 22-year-old Thairie Xavier Robinson has a substantial criminal history including multiple... more »
  • 22-year-old charged with Garden District rape and robbery

    May 7, 2016 12:51 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An arrest has been made in a Garden District home invasion and rape, police sources told the WBRZ Investigative Unit Saturday morning. A Baton Rouge Police spokesperson confirmed an arrest was made after detectives worked tirelessly to process DNA evidence at the State Police Crime Lab.... more »
  • People share safety tips on social media after home invasion, rape

    May 7, 2016 12:15 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Neighbors have found calm on the internet, sharing safety tips and conversation as they grapple with the reality that a rapist is loose in their community. The Baton Rouge Garden District Facebook page has been active since word spread about a home invasion and rape Thursday... more »
  • Sex offender accused of trying to buy child for sex

    April 29, 2016 11:26 AM

    HOUMA - State Police detectives say they arrested a man who is registered as a sex offender in Michigan after he was accused of trying to locate and purchase a child for sexual purposes. 30-year-old Wade Perkins, of Grand Isle, was booked on a charge of attempt and conspiracy... more »
  • Vermillion Parish junior high teacher accused of rape

    April 28, 2016 12:56 PM

    ABBEVILLE - A teacher in Vermillion Parish is behind bars after he was accused of rape. James Harber is listed as a 7th grade teacher at J.H. Williams Middle School according to the school’s website. He was booked by Abbeville Police on two counts of second-degree rape and one... more »
  • BRPD arrest man for rape, kidnapping and domestic abuse

    April 27, 2016 1:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE- BRPD arrested 38-year-old Damion Thompson for the kidnapping, rape and beating of a Baton Rouge woman on Tuesday. According to BRPD, the incident took place late Monday night when the victim was with two of her friends at her apartment in the 2100 block of 75th Avenue. Thompson... more »
  • Former Parkview Baptist student accused of rape

    April 22, 2016 4:57 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A former Parkview Baptist High School student was arrested after he was accused of a rape in New Orleans. The victim in the incident reported to law enforcement stated that she was in the city in Dec. of last year to attend her high school football... more »
  • LSU students threaten to disrupt campus events over officer's comments

    April 12, 2016 12:41 AM

    BATON ROUGE - A small gathering of about 30 LSU students rallied together Monday night to discuss what to do about a police officer's comments about rape they found offensive . They're frustrated by this quote from LSU spokesman Lt. Kevin Scott in the student newspaper "The Reveille": "If you... more »
  • Judge orders release of 7 inmates due to lack of funds

    April 8, 2016 4:33 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- Seven New Orleans jail inmates, including one charged with murder and another charged with rape, have been ordered released by a judge because their cases have stalled amid uncertain funding for their defense. Release of the seven is not imminent - state Judge Arthur Hunter stayed his own... more »
  • Louisiana Supreme Court upholds death sentence of convict

    April 6, 2016 2:36 PM

    LAKE CHARLES - The Louisiana Supreme Court has upheld the death sentence of a man convicted in the rape and murder of a 4-year-old girl. The state Supreme Court announced Monday that it upheld a 14th Judicial District Court ruling that determined that Jason M. Reeves does not suffer from... more »
  • EBRSO: Teen arrested for rape of 15-year-old

    March 22, 2016 10:17 AM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office arrested 18-year-old Michael Holmes for second degree rape of a 15-year-old girl. According to the sheriff’s office, the girl said that Holmes drove her to a dead end road at night in the 11300 block of Cypress Glen Avenue back in October... more »
  • Federal court hearing set on Sharper's latest plea deal

    March 22, 2016 4:18 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A federal court hearing is scheduled for former NFL star Darren Sharper, who has pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges involving the drugging and rape of women in four states. Tuesday's hearing in New Orleans is the first for Sharper since he decided to maintain his guilty plea... more »
  • EBRSO: Zachary man arrested for rape of EBR woman in February

    March 14, 2016 5:47 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested 35-year-old Samuel Williams, Jr., of Zachary, for the rape of an East Baton Rouge woman that occurred in February. On Sunday, Feb. 21st, Lane Memorial Hospital contacted the sheriff’s office to report that a woman had been raped earlier... more »
  • BR man accused of sexually assaulting teenager

    March 9, 2016 11:03 AM

    BATON ROUGE- Police arrested a 46-year-old Baton Rouge man after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her. Authorities say Ronald Devold sexually assaulted the teenager while at her house on Febrary 28th. According to police, Devold walked into the victim's bedroom and talked to her briefly before ordering her... more »
  • BR detox center employee accused of raping patient

    March 7, 2016 1:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police reported the arrest of an Independence man who was accused of raping a female patient at the detox center by which he was employed. 25-year-old Julius Williams was booked into the parish prison on one count of second degree rape. Police said they responded... more »
  • Baton Rouge man accused of raping teen

    February 29, 2016 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a Baton Rouge man was arrested Sunday after they say he raped a 17-year-old in January. East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies were called on Jan. 14 in reference to a possible rape. The victim said she met 24-year-old Tiris Cage via cell phone a... more »
  • BRPD: DNA match leads to arrest in 20-year-old rape case

    February 27, 2016 3:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge man was charged with one felony count of forcible rape after his DNA matched evidence taken from a rape kit in 1996. On Feb. 9, 1996, Baton Rouge Police say a 17-year-old victim arrived at a local hospital and said she... more »
  • Former host of children's TV show indicted on rape charges

    February 26, 2016 4:27 AM

    ALEXANDRIA- A former children's television show host who vanished decades ago amid allegations he sexually abused children on a camping trip has been indicted by a Louisiana grand jury on rape charges. Rapides Parish Assistant District Attorney Brian Mosley says 76-year-old Frank John Selas III was indicted Thursday on two... more »
  • Cosby's wife slated to give deposition in defamation case

    February 22, 2016 5:58 AM

    SPRINGFIELD, Mass.- Bill Cosby's wife is slated to answer questions under oath in a defamation lawsuit brought against her husband by seven women who claim the comedian sexually assaulted them decades ago. Camille Cosby is scheduled to give a deposition Monday at the Springfield Marriott. The women allege that Cosby... more »
  • Playground coach indicted on rape, sexual battery charges

    February 19, 2016 7:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- A Jefferson Parish grand jury has indicted a former Metairie playground coach on charges including rape against his former players when they were young. James Prince Jr., 44, was indicted Thursday. He faces counts of aggravated rape of a victim under the age of 13, sexual battery, indecent... more »
  • Document: Ex-NFL star Sharper, US renew plea negotiations

    February 4, 2016 4:23 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Federal court documents say former NFL star Darren Sharper has renewed plea negotiations with federal prosecutors and is preparing a trial defense - which could indicate that his plea agreement in a drug and sexual assault case is off. Sharper had pleaded guilty as part of a deal... more »
  • Pa. man convicted of 1,068 counts in sex assaults on 2 minors

    January 22, 2016 11:32 AM

    BELLEFONTE, Pa. - A central Pennsylvania man has been convicted of more than 1,000 counts of rape and related charges against two children. Forty-one-year-old Edward Geier, of Milesburg, could be sentenced to life in prison when he returns to Centre County court on March 18. The Centre Daily Times reports... more »
  • Man accused of raping shoplifters inside Tennessee Dollar General

    January 21, 2016 11:26 AM

    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - An assistant manager is accused of raping two women after he caught them shoplifting at a Dollar General store in Tennessee. The Clarksville Police Department said in a news release Wednesday that 38-year-old Robert Lindlau caught two women shoplifting in March and had each of them perform... more »
  • Former TV star's rape trial pushed back

    January 20, 2016 5:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Attorneys asked this week that the aggravated rape trial of former "Sons of Guns" star Will Hayden be pushed back to later this summer. The court agreed to the request, which came from East Baton Rouge prosecutors and defense attorneys, to continue the trial back to... more »
  • Man accused of rape after night of binge drinking

    January 17, 2016 5:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested a 20-year-old Baton Rouge man in connection with a rape from this past September which investigators said happened during a night of heavy underage drinking. Deputies said Devin Kleinpeter raped an 18-year-old woman after both of them had been drinking heavily at a... more »
  • Sharper co-defendant seeks look at sentencing documents

    January 7, 2016 7:07 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Lawyers for one of former NFL star Darren Sharper's co-defendants in a drug and sexual assault case want a look at sealed court documents regarding Sharper's pending federal court sentencing. Sharper has pleaded guilty or no-contest in four state courts and in federal court to charges... more »
  • BRPD arrests man on third degree rape, sexual battery charges

    January 7, 2016 12:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused a man of raping a 14-year-old girl on multiple occasions last year. Authorities booked 31-year-old Karshawn Brooks, of Baton Rouge, on charges of third degree rape and sexual battery. Police said the victim told investigators at the Children’s Advocacy Center on Dec. 11... more »
  • BRPD: 36-year-old raped teen at Baton Rouge hotel

    January 5, 2016 3:24 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police say a Baton Rouge man was arrested Monday for raping a 16-year-old in May. Baton Rouge Police charged 36-year-old Damien Thompson Monday after investigators said he raped a girl at a hotel in May. Investigators say the victim was in town with family and... more »
  • Bill Cosby freed on bail in sex assault case

    December 30, 2015 3:37 PM

    ELKINS PARK, Pa. - Bill Cosby has been released on $1 million bail on a sex assault charge in Pennsylvania. Cosby was arraigned Wednesday afternoon in Elkins Park on the charge, which was filed over a 2004 encounter in his home outside Philadelphia. Police say he was fingerprinted... more »
  • Man accused of raping 9-year-old arrested

    December 23, 2015 3:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of raping a 9-year-old girl Tuesday morning. 36-year-old Francisco “Pancho” Martinez was booked into the parish prison on one count of first degree rape after his arrest. Detectives spoke with the victim who told them that... more »
  • Man accused of trapping ex-girlfriend in car, raping her at gunpoint

    December 23, 2015 1:34 PM

    BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man after he was accused of trapping his ex-girlfriend in his car, driving her to a secluded place and raping her at gunpoint. 19-year-old Kenneth Johnson was booked on charges of aggravated rape, false imprisonment, offender armed with... more »
  • Deputies: Man accused of shooting student tried to harm self

    December 14, 2015 6:53 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Authorities in New Orleans say the man accused of shooting a Tulane medical student has tried to "harm himself" inside Orleans Parish Prison. Marc Ehrhardt, a spokesman for Orleans Parish Sheriff's Office, says deputies entered Euric Cain's cell Sunday morning after a member of the medical staff learned... more »
  • Thibodaux man receives life in prison after raping girl

    December 13, 2015 2:16 PM

    HOUMA, La. - A Thibodaux man convicted of raping and impregnating an 11-year-old girl was sentenced to life in prison without parole. Prosecutor Bud Barnes says 27-year-old Joseph Riney was sentenced Friday. Riney was convicted of aggravated rape in November after a two-day trial in which a state police crime... more »
  • Jury convicts Oklahoma ex-cop of rape, sex abuse

    December 11, 2015 5:31 AM

    OKLAHOMA CITY, OK- A jury has convicted a former Oklahoma City police officer of first-degree rape related to allegations that he assaulted or victimized 13 women on his beat. Daniel Holtzclaw faces a possible sentence of life in prison after being convicted Thursday. The 29-year-old Holtzclaw was accused of preying... more »
  • Baker man accused of rape, trying to rob two women

    December 10, 2015 12:12 PM

    BAKER – Deputies in East Baton Rouge Parish accused a man of raping a woman at gunpoint and trying to rob a second woman at an abandoned home in Baker. Deputies charged 22-year-old Willie Hill III Wednesday with aggravated rape, aggravated second degree battery, attempted armed robbery and false... more »
  • Man booked on rape charges after teen breaks three year silence

    December 3, 2015 6:05 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is behind bars for rape charges after his 13-year-old victim broke several years of silence to come forward and tell authorities about the crimes the man had allegedly committed. 28-year-old Jermaine Winchester was booked into the parish prison on charges of aggravated rape and... more »
  • Man pleads guilty to lesser charges in rape of 12-year-old

    December 2, 2015 5:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man accused of raping his girlfriend’s 12-year-old daughter on several occasions along with arranging sexual encounters between the girl and other men pleaded guilty to lesser offenses on Wednesday. 40-year-old Ivy Martin pleaded guilty to one count of sexual battery and one count of molestation... more »
  • Hammond man wanted in connection with August rape

    November 20, 2015 12:12 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff’s deputies in Tangipahoa Parish asked for the public’s help Friday in locating a man wanted in connection with a rape back in August. TPSO Sheriff Daniel Edwards said 34-year-old Marcus Henderson, of Hammond, is wanted on an aggravated rape charge in connection with the incident that... more »
  • Repair man accused of raping teen with Asperger's

    November 10, 2015 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused a Walker man recently of raping a 19-year-old woman who suffers from Asperger's syndrome, which investigators said leaves her vulnerable to people taking advantage of her. Detectives charged 49-year-old Ron Monroe with rape and sexual battery for the incident, which investigators said happened on... more »
  • Convicted ex-Uber driver pleads not guilty in 4 sex assaults

    November 6, 2015 2:54 PM

    BOSTON - A former Uber driver in prison for raping a woman in 2014 has pleaded not guilty to charges related to attacks on four women between 2006 and 2010. Alejandro Done was arraigned Friday on two counts each of rape, aggravated rape, kidnapping, assault with intent to rape and... more »
  • 13-year-old tests positive for HIV after rape, suspect arrested Play Video

    November 4, 2015 5:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 17-year-old was arrested Tuesday night, accused of raping a 13-year-old girl two months ago. All of this came to light after she tested positive for HIV, as she sought help from the attack. Justin Posey turned himself in to investigators late last night. tonight, he's... more »
  • Sex offender booked with violent attack against teen

    October 23, 2015 9:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a 31-year-old overnight Friday in connection with a violent attack against a 15-year-old girl earlier this week. Robert Jacobs, 31, was booked on charges of sexual battery and rape. Police said he tied up and gagged the girl. She was found in woods near... more »
  • Girl found bound, gagged behind church in Baton Rouge Tuesday

    October 20, 2015 4:10 PM

    BATON ROUGE – Police are working to piece together information about a teenager who was found bound and gagged in some woods behind a church Tuesday. Authorities said the 15-year-old had been there since Monday, when she was last seen leaving home with a man but may have been... more »
  • Ex-Uber driver pleads guilty to rape

    October 17, 2015 12:20 PM

    WOBURN, Mass. - A former driver for the ride-hailing service Uber has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and raping a woman, and was sentenced to serve 10 to 12 years in prison. Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan says 47-year-old Alejandro Done pleaded guilty Friday to aggravated rape, kidnapping, and assault and... more »
  • Registered sex offender accused of molesting 2 children

    October 7, 2015 10:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE- A convicted sex offender has been accused of molesting two children between two and six years old. James Edward Dyer, 52, was booked into Parish Prison on two counts of molestation of a juvenile. The children were abused at Dyer’s home and the older child reported the... more »
  • Man accused of raping woman at gunpoint Play Video

    October 6, 2015 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Police accused a registered sex offender of raping a woman at gunpoint recently in Baton Rouge. Officers charged 23-year-old Lilforest King with aggravated rape, armed robbery, kidnapping and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Investigators said on Sept. 29 King went up to... more »
  • Cheer coach facing more charges after story of first arrest

    September 15, 2015 6:43 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Deputies added additional sex charges to the ones a cheer coach already faced. Jason Galjour was booked into jail for a second time Tuesday. The most recent arrest stems from a new victim who said she decided to come forward after seeing the story of Galjour's... more »
  • Cheer coach accused of raping employee Play Video

    September 10, 2015 12:36 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge cheer coach on charges he raped one of his employees several years ago. Deputies accused 36-year-old Jason Galjour of forcible rape on Wednesday. Galjour is listed with the state as manager of Precision Athletes in Baton Rouge. Investigators... more »
  • Corrections officer accused of raping inmate at BR hospital Play Video

    September 4, 2015 12:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a state corrections officer wanted in connection with the rape of an inmate who was taken to the hospital back in May. The corrections officer, 58-year-old Michael Gaiter, was booked on charges of aggravated rape and malfeasance in office Wednesday. Investigators... more »
  • Teen accused of raping girl at school

    September 4, 2015 12:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies charged a 17-year-old with raping a girl while in a school locker room this summer. Deputies arrested Myron Turner Jr. on Thursday for charges of second degree rape. Investigators said the victim told them Turner forced himself on her while in the locker room... more »
  • Woman pleads not guilty in killing of sex offender

    September 2, 2015 6:19 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman accused of killing a Zachary man who court records showed molested her when she was a child has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges. On Tuesday, a grand jury handed up second-degree murder indictments for Brittany Monk and her fiancé, Jace Crehan, who... more »
  • Man accused of raping guest at his home

    August 28, 2015 11:21 AM

    GONZALES - Sheriff's detectives charged a Gonzales man with rape and sexual battery for an assault which authorities said happened this week. Deputies arrested 56-year-old Carl McKinley after they said he sexually assaulted a woman who was staying with him and his wife. Ascension Parish Sheriff Jeff Wiley... more »
  • Rape case sheds light on elite prep school's sore side

    August 16, 2015 11:48 AM

    CONCORD, N.H. - A New Hampshire prep school that boasts a glittering roster of alumni - including the current secretary of state - is expected to be cast in a harsh light during the upcoming trial of a recent graduate on charges of raping a 15-year-old at the school. Nineteen-year-old... more »

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