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  • 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 check to see if lock exists for regeneration 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 »
  • Reforms announced to improve New Orleans rape investigations

    August 11, 2015 5:35 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - New Orleans authorities have announced changes to the way police investigate sexual assault cases - a reform effort aimed at addressing problems brought to light by the U.S. Justice Department and the city's Inspector General. Among reforms announced Tuesday: The police Sex Crimes Unit has moved to... more »
  • Cosby lawyers: Release of deposition broke settlement terms

    July 23, 2015 2:42 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Bill Cosby's lawyers have asked a judge to hold an accuser's attorney responsible for the release of the comedian's deposition in a 2005 Pennsylvania case. They fault Andrea Constand's lawyers for the weekend release of the transcript to news outlets including The New York Times and The Associated... more »
  • 13-year-old accused of rape

    July 17, 2015 8:53 PM

    NEW ORLEANS- A 13-year-old boy was arrested for raping an 8 year-old in New Orleans East by luring her into an ally. Police say she was outside an apartment complex a week ago when the boy got her to go into the ally and he sexually assaulted her. ... more »
  • Obama: No mechanism to revoke Cosby's Medal of Freedom

    July 15, 2015 2:46 PM

    WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is rejecting the idea of revoking Bill Cosby's Presidential Medal of Freedom because of sexual misconduct allegations. Obama says there's no precedent or mechanism to take back the medal. He declined to talk about the specific allegations against Cosby because there are pending legal matters.... more »
  • 'Sons of Guns' reality TV star Will Hayden back in court check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2015 6:48 PM

    LIVINGSTON - Former reality television star Will Hayden from "Sons of Guns" was back in court Thursday to face rape charges in Livingston Parish. When asked if he had anything to say on his way to court Thursday morning, Hayden simply said "no" while shackled and dressed in an... more »
  • Court records, sources ID murder suspect as sex crime victim check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    July 9, 2015 1:49 PM

    ZACHARY - Multiples sources confirmed to the News 2 Investigative Unit that one of the suspects in the killing of a Zachary man this past weekend was sexually abused by the murdered man when she was a child. Authorities said 21-year-old Jace Crehan and 17-year-old Brittany Monk strangled and... more »
  • Cosby admission wouldn't have aided prosecutor

    July 7, 2015 2:11 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A former prosecutor says he wouldn't have been able to bring charges against Bill Cosby in 2005 even if the entertainer had told his investigators the same thing he said during a lawsuit. Court documents unsealed Monday in Philadelphia reveal Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining quaaludes with... more »
  • Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex

    July 6, 2015 5:27 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he got quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press. ... more »
  • BR firefighter accused of child rape in Tennessee

    June 25, 2015 4:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities announced the arrest of a Baton Rouge firefighter Thursday for charges he raped a child in Tennessee. Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said members of the Fugitive Apprehension Unit arrested Roman Bates, 56, Tuesday in New Orleans. He's a captain with the Baton Rouge Fire Department,... more »
  • Dozens accused in internet predators bust check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 24, 2015 12:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities announced dozens of people were arrested during a two-month long operation in Louisiana targeting internet predators. Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell said "Operation Broken Heart" led to 36 arrests in April and May. Caldwell said most suspects were charged with possession or distribution of child... more »
  • Jindal approves revamp of state sexual assault standards

    June 23, 2015 5:56 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has signed into law a package of bills to revamp how Louisiana treats victims of rape. The new standards dictate the way hospitals, authorities and public colleges investigate sexual assault and treat the victims. One key provision bars health care providers from billing victims... more »
  • Man accused of raping, holding prostitute against will

    June 19, 2015 5:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Greenwell Springs man accused of kidnapping a prostitute from an Airline Highway business, raping her and then using a handgun to hold her against her will was arrested Thursday night. Deputies took 53-year-old Jimmy See into custody at around 4:50 p.m. and booked him on... more »
  • EBRSO investigating possible rape, abduction in Zachary check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    June 18, 2015 7:37 PM

    ZACHARY - A woman who said she was abducted and raped is recovering in a hospital in Zachary on Thursday. Residents on Brian-Chad Avenue in Zachary said they saw a woman walking in a daze, looking for help. Michelle Stanfill was standing outside of her house Thursday morning when... more »
  • Former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader pleads guilty to rape

    June 16, 2015 3:48 PM

    GEORGETOWN - A former Baltimore Ravens cheerleader and the ex-wife of a prominent Maryland energy executive has pleaded guilty after being charged with having sex with a 15-year-old boy. Forty-eight-year-old Molly Shattuck pleaded guilty on Tuesday to one count of fourth-degree rape, a felony that can carry up to 15... more »
  • Man identified as Baton Rouge pastor booked on rape charges

    June 5, 2015 9:23 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man, identified as a pastor in a police report, was booked into jail Friday on aggravated rape charges. Police wrote in an arrest report, Darrell Ranel had sex with an 11-year-old at least twice in 2014. The victim, who is now 12, told a hospital... more »
  • Ban on billing rape victims for exams passed by Legislature

    June 2, 2015 5:20 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The common practice of billing rape victims for their medical exams should come to an end under changes to Louisiana law given final passage by state lawmakers. The two bills by Rep. Helena Moreno, a New Orleans Democrat, now move to the desk of Gov. Bobby Jindal... more »
  • Lawmakers agree to change terms for sexual assault crimes

    June 2, 2015 11:35 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana will change the terms used to describe sexual assault crimes, if Gov. Bobby Jindal agrees to a proposal headed to his desk. Authorities currently use "simple rape," ''forcible rape" and "aggravated rape" to describe the varying degrees of sexual assault charges. Under the bill by Rep.... more »
  • Sharper back in court Friday

    May 29, 2015 8:08 AM

    NEW ORLEANS- Former NFL star Darren Sharper is moving closer to resolving charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted women in four states. Sharper faces at least nine years in prison after having pleaded guilty or no-contest to charges that he distributed drugs with the intent to commit rape in... more »
  • House backs bill requiring casinos to pay for rape exams

    May 12, 2015 4:26 AM

    BATON ROUGE- The Louisiana House has agreed to steer an estimated $1.6 million in unclaimed gambling money annually to pay for rape victims' medical exams. With a 93-0 vote Monday, the bill by Rep. Helena Moreno, a Democrat from New Orleans, was sent to the Senate for consideration. The casino... more »
  • Casinos against bill requiring them to pay for rape exams

    May 4, 2015 2:55 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Casinos are objecting to a bill that would pay for rape victims' medical exams with unclaimed gambling money. Wade Duty, of the Louisiana Casino Association, says the state should find a way to pay for victims' exams. But he says lawmakers shouldn't make casinos foot the bill... more »
  • Police: Man arrested after storming into sleeping couple's home

    May 3, 2015 3:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A man is accused of the robbery and rape of a couple while they were sleeping in their home early Friday morning. Baton Rouge Police arrested 23-year-old Willie McCormick after he and two other suspects allegedly broke down the bedroom door and attacked the couple. ... more »
  • Zachary teen accused of raping mentally disabled student

    April 25, 2015 8:03 PM

    ZACHARY - Zachary police accused an 18-year-old teen of raping a mentally disabled student in Zachary last year. Police say Ikeal Franklin of Zachary was charged with aggravated rape of an 18-year-old who suffers from Asperger's Syndrome and Bipolar Disorder. Franklin is accused of raping the victim after... more »
  • Man booked in violent attack at laundromat

    April 20, 2015 8:51 PM

    WALKER - Police arrested a man for a rape and armed robbery at a laundromat. Investigators said Lionel Myles, 40, was charged with aggravated rape, aggravated assault, battery and armed robbery for the altercation at the laundromat on Walker North Road overnight Sunday. Myles was arrested Monday. The... more »
  • Sharper pleads not guilty in New Orleans to rape charges

    April 6, 2015 2:55 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former NFL star Darren Sharper entered a not guilty plea Monday in his first court appearance in Louisiana to face charges that he drugged women in order to rape them. However that is considered a legal formality since a magistrate judge can't accept a felony guilty plea.... more »
  • Fraternity pursuing legal action against Rolling Stone

    April 6, 2015 12:05 PM

    RICHMOND, Va. - The fraternity at the center of a now-discredited Rolling Stone rape article says the story was defamatory and reckless and they are pursuing legal action against the magazine. Phi Kappa Psi said Monday in a statement that the article was viewed by millions, led to members being... more »
  • Man accused of rape at LSU dorm

    April 2, 2015 12:33 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Lafayette man after they said he forced himself on an LSU student in her dorm this past weeked. Investigators charged 19-year-old Victor Daniel Silva with forcible rape for the March 28 incident. LSU Police said the victim told them she saw Silva... more »
  • Man allegedly kills friend after rape of relative check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    March 25, 2015 3:41 PM

    BATON ROUGE - People close to a man accused of murdering his friend said they were shocked by the events which Baton Rouge Police called a case of vigilante justice. Yovanni Ramos-Salazar shot and killed Joel Guevara Sunday night after a brief argument, according to the Baton Rouge Police... more »
  • Ex-NFL player Sharper to begin changing pleas in rape cases

    March 23, 2015 2:10 AM

    LOS ANGELES, CA - Former NFL star Darren Sharper is set to appear in one court in person and another via video to enter pleas as he seeks to resolve rape and drugging allegations involving women in four different states. A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled for Sharper on Monday morning... more »
  • Report: Sharper to plead guilty in rape case deal

    March 20, 2015 3:06 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Former Saints player Darren Sharper agreed to a plea deal that will cover wide-ranging rape and drug cases in Los Angeles, New Orleans, Arizona and Nevada, according to WWL-TV. The happened the same day Sharper was charged with rape in a case out of Las Vegas.... more »
  • Vice President Biden touts funding for rape kit testing

    March 16, 2015 3:28 PM

    PIKESVILLE, Md. - Vice President Joe Biden says $41 million in federal funds approved by Congress will help clear rape kit backlogs across the country and solve crimes. Along with Sen. Barbara Mikulski, Biden toured a Maryland State Police forensic laboratory in Pikesville on Monday and addressed the importance of... more »
  • EBRSO: Attacker bit in the crotch by victim

    March 13, 2015 12:03 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's detectives said a hospital worker who was sexually assaulted by a patient in East Baton Rouge Parish fought off her attacker by biting him hard enough in the privates it left teeth impressions. Detectives arrested Kendrick Carter of Zachary Thursday on forcible rape charges. ... more »
  • New Roads man arrested for rape

    March 10, 2015 2:43 PM

    NEW ROADS- A New Roads man has been accused of having sex with an underage girl. Authorities said 19-year-old Trevis Hutchinson drove to the 12-year-old victim's house and had sex with her in his car. That's when they say a witness drove up, sent the girl inside the house,... more »
  • Prairieville man arrested on aggravated rape charges

    February 27, 2015 4:27 PM

    PRAIRIEVILLE - Sheriff's deputies in Ascension Parish said they arrested a man accused of engaging in inappropriate sexual acts with a juvenile on Wednesday. Deputies received information stating that a 13-year-old girl was possibly being raped by Benjamin Tonguis, 37, over an undisclosed period of time. When Tonguis... more »
  • 13-year-old arrested in series of rapes in Uptown NOLA

    February 27, 2015 3:09 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Police arrested a 13-year-old boy accused of raping three of his siblings over a period of two years. New Orleans Police reported the incident involved victims that included girls aged 13 and 11 along with a 7-year-old boy. The crimes occurred in an Uptown home,... more »
  • Teacher accused in student sex case bonds out of jail

    February 25, 2015 12:58 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An East Baton Rouge Parish School System band instructor bailed out of jail a month after he was booked on forcible rape and prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student charges. Robert M. Lewis, 30, was fired the day after he was arrested. Lewis... more »
  • BRPD investigating officers on Mardi Gras float

    February 23, 2015 6:09 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police Chief Carl Dabadie said several of his officers are under investigation after they appeared while off-duty on a Spanish Town Mardi Gras float which lampooned a sex crimes victim. The float had pictures of former reality TV star Will Hayden and his daughter Stephanie Ford,... more »
  • Saints' Galette sued by woman in home disturbance

    February 19, 2015 3:54 PM

    GRETNA - A woman allegedly beaten by New Orleans Saints linebacker Junior Galette in early January has filed a civil lawsuit accusing the NFL player of subjecting her to false imprisonment, human trafficking, rape and other types of physical and mental abuse. The lawsuit also contains allegations against several other... more »
  • Hayden hearing pushed back to May check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    February 9, 2015 3:04 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - A motions hearing in Livingston Parish over rape charges against former reality TV show star Will Hayden was pushed back Monday to May. Attorneys for the former "Sons of Guns" star said with similar charges going to trial in East Baton Rouge Parish, they needed a... more »
  • Licciardi pleads not guilty in Sharper rape case

    February 6, 2015 12:25 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - An ex-law officer implicated in a rape case against former NFL star Darren Sharper has pleaded not guilty to counts of rape, human trafficking and battery. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune reports Brandon Licciardi, a former St. Bernard Parish deputy sheriff, entered his plea on Friday before Orleans Parish Criminal... more »
  • Jury convicts 2 ex-Vanderbilt players of raping woman

    January 27, 2015 5:38 PM

    NASHVILLE, TN - A jury has convicted two ex-Vanderbilt football players of raping a former student inside a dorm room. The jury deliberated for about three hours before finding Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey guilty. They face decades in prison. Prosecutors say Vandenburg brought an unconscious 21-year-old woman he had... more »
  • Okla. teacher accused of sex with student in teacher's lounge

    January 23, 2015 11:49 AM

    WAYNOKA, Okla. - An Oklahoma teacher has been suspended with pay after admitting to having sex with a male student, including inside the school teacher's lounge. An anonymous tip led investigators to question and arrest 32-year-old Daresa Poe Tuesday on charges of sexual battery and second-degree rape. Investigators... more »
  • School fires teacher in student sex case check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 22, 2015 10:17 PM

    BATON ROUGE - School administrators fired a Scotlandville band instructor Friday who's accused of having sex with one of his students. Deputies charged Robert M. Lewis, 30, with forcible rape and prohibited sexual conduct between an educator and a student Thursday night. Lewis has been on paid leave since... more »
  • State checking on untested rape kits, BRPD reports numbers

    January 9, 2015 9:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - The numbers of untested rape kits across the state are slowly coming in. The legislature passed a measure requesting them from all 421 law enforcement agencies in the state last year, to determine whether or not there is a backlog. "There are lots of incidences in... more »
  • Man accused of rape in SU law library

    January 9, 2015 3:39 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Southern University Police accused a 32-year-old Georgia man of raping a woman in the school's law library last semester. SUPD said Shaboyd Cannon of Gray, Ga. surrendered Friday to an arrest warrant for forcible rape. Investigators said on Aug. 20 Cannon forced himself on a... more »
  • 'Sons of Guns' star pleads not guilty to rape charges check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    January 8, 2015 11:08 AM

    BATON ROUGE - The former star of the reality TV show Sons of Guns pleaded not guilty to rape charges today in Baton Rouge. Will Hayden entered his plea to two counts of aggravated rape and one count of forcible rape. He was indicted on those charges back on... more »
  • Babysitter accused of raping 10-year-old

    January 5, 2015 12:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge man on aggravated rape charges after they said he admitted to sexual conduct with a 10-year-old he was babysitting. Deputies charged 27-year-old Jerry Wayne Veal with aggravated rape after his arrest Sunday. Investigators said the 10-year-old victim had... more »
  • Rape victims say police treated them poorly check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    December 22, 2014 4:13 PM

    DENHAM SPRINGS - Two women in Denham Springs said they were treated poorly by police after they were raped by a group of men Saturday night. The women said the night was supposed to be a date, but it ended horrifically when they were taken to an empty house... more »
  • 'Yes Means Yes' becoming norm on NY campuses

    December 13, 2014 10:12 AM

    BUFFALO, N.Y. - Administrative policy may be the new pillow talk on college campuses across New York. A universal "affirmative consent" standard is now part of a sexual assault prevention policy adopted across the state's public university system. It spells out for students that only "yes" - not silence or... more »
  • Sharper, others face federal rape indictment

    December 12, 2014 11:22 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A federal grand jury has added drug charges to the state rape charges facing former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper. The U.S. Attorney's Office in New Orleans announced Friday that Sharper now faces charges that he and a co-defendant - Brandon Licciardi - distributed three illegal... more »
  • Rape exams should be billed to state, Jindal says

    December 9, 2014 1:11 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal has directed a state crime victim's board to pay hospitals and health centers for sexual assault victims' medical exams. Jindal's executive order, issued Tuesday, is trying to keep victims from being charged for a forensic medical exam, billing that advocacy groups and lawmakers called... more »
  • Judge won't block reports on rape case document

    December 8, 2014 2:51 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge in New Orleans has refused to block a news outlet from reporting on a police document about a rape case. State District Judge Kern Reese on Monday refused the city's request for an injunction against Nola.comThe Times-Picayune. The case involved a Texas woman who said... more »
  • Suspended cop indicted for attacking women

    December 5, 2014 9:33 PM

    AMITE- A grand jury in Tangipahoa Parish indicted suspended Amite Police officer Grant Carruth, 25, on charges of kidnapping, armed robbery, aggravated rape, and sexual battery related to two separate incidents with women he is accused of attacking after he handcuffed them. Investigators originally said Carruth claimed to be... more »
  • New Jersey looks at 'yes means yes' college policy

    November 23, 2014 2:07 PM

    TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey is the latest state to consider requiring colleges to define when "yes means yes" in an effort to stem the tide of sexual assaults. But whether the policy - known as affirmative consent - will reduce sexual assaults on campus remains unclear. States and universities... more »
  • Woman: Rape at Mardi Gras ignored by detectives

    November 21, 2014 4:14 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A woman says she was raped in New Orleans during Mardi Gras festivities in a case among scores that the city's police department failed to properly investigate. The department is reeling from a city inspector general's report that found five detectives mishandled more than 1,000 sex crimes... more »
  • 23-year-old accused of sex with middle schooler

    November 19, 2014 4:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sex crime investigators accused a Baton Rouge man this week of having sex with a middle school student this past summer. Baton Rouge Police booked 23-year-old Joshua Jones into the parish jail on aggravated rape charges Wednesday. Investigators said the victim told detectives the encounter... more »
  • Mayor: Bungled rape cases will be investigated

    November 18, 2014 12:27 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - Mayor Mitch Landrieu promises hundreds of rape and child abuse cases that went largely ignored by five detectives over a three-year period will be reopened. On Tuesday, Landrieu announced a special team of police officers would reopen the cases. Last week, a city inspector general's audit charged... more »
  • Judge signs order to bury frozen fetus

    November 10, 2014 10:50 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - A judge signed an order Monday to bury a fetus that's been frozen in an Assumption Parish evidence room for six years, despite requests that it be buried. Judge Guy Holdridge signed the order after a series of reports by Chief Investigator Chris Nakamoto about the status... more »
  • Investigative Unit: Fetus stored in freezer for 6 years check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    November 3, 2014 11:55 AM

    LABADIEVILLE - The WBRZ Investigative Unit uncovered disturbing details about a 16-week-old fetus that has been jammed in a freezer for the past six years in Assumption Parish. Tonight, the newly elected First Circuit Court of Appeals Judge is under fire over the case. Judge Guy Holdridge presided... more »
  • LSUPD: Woman raped while group watched

    October 15, 2014 4:27 PM

    BATON ROUGE - LSU Police asked for the public's help today finding the people responsible for a sexual assault that happened on the college campus more than a week ago. LSUPD sent out a campus-wide email alert Wednesday which asked for tips in the case of a woman raped... more »
  • LSU reported sex crimes see big increase check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 1, 2014 5:01 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Some crime at LSU saw a big jump last year as statistics released Wednesday show that sex crimes spiked during 2013. A combination of two theories is suspected by LSU Police to help explain why the number of sex crimes spiked on the state's largest college... more »
  • TPSO: Amite cop accused of kidnapping, rape check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    October 1, 2014 11:17 AM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies accused an Amite City Police officer of kidnapping and sexually assaulting two women in Tangipahoa Parish. Deputies arrested Grant Carruth, 25, Tuesday on charges of second degree kidnapping, aggravated rape, sexual battery, and theft. Sheriff Daniel Edwards said his department has been investigating the... more »
  • Donaldsonville man arrested for rape of 14-year-old

    September 27, 2014 2:09 PM

    ASCENSION - A man, who is registered as a sex offender, is arrested for allegedly raping a 14-year-old Saturday morning. Police arrested Albert Fleming, 30, from Donaldsonville. Witnesses reported to deputies they saw Fleming have sex with the 14-year-old who was staying over at the house. Investigators later... more »
  • Hayden's daughter accuses him of fondling her check to see if lock exists for regeneration Play Video

    September 11, 2014 4:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Stephanie Hayden Ford, the daughter of 'Sons of Guns' star William Hayden, said on national television that her father inappropriately kissed and fondled her when she was a 12-year-old girl. Ford made the accusation on the Dr. Phil show, saying she was "very afraid" of her... more »
  • Missing woman found as sex slave

    September 8, 2014 7:51 PM

    INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA- A couple in Indiana is charged with keeping a woman as a sex slave for two months. Ricky House, Jr. and Kendra Tooley face charges of rape, criminal confinement and kidnapping. Authorities say House picked up the woman in July and took her to the couple's... more »
  • Reality TV star booked on more sex charges in another parish

    September 8, 2014 2:40 PM

    LIVINGSTON- Reality TV show star William Hayden, who already faces sexual abuse charges in East Baton Rouge, now faces similar charges in neighboring Livingston Parish, deputies there released Monday. A spokesperson said Hayden was charged with aggravated rape and indecent behavior with a juvenile. The charges stem from an... more »
  • Reality TV star accused of rape from 22 years ago

    September 8, 2014 11:58 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies filed new charges of forcible rape Monday against William Hayden, the former star of reality TV show "Sons of Guns". The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office said a 34-year-old woman told detectives Hayden raped her 22 years ago. Deputies said she was 12 at... more »

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