March 7, 2014 2:15 PM
NEW ORLEANS- A New Orleans arrest warrant says detectives learned from witnesses that former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper and an associate acknowledged they had non-consensual sex with two women. The warrant was released by New Orleans police on Thursday in an investigation of Sharper and associate Erik Nunez. The... more »
March 2, 2014 5:54 PM
BATON ROUGE - The pastor of a Baton Rouge church has been arrested for allegedly raping a 20-year-old mentally disabled woman who, authorities said, had sex with the man at her father's request. The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office says 43-year-old David "Scott" Lemley, pastor of New Harmony Baptist... more »
March 2, 2014 1:25 PM
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - A California jury has awarded a woman $5.4 million after finding that she was raped in the restroom of a West Hollywood nightclub by an employee of the establishment. The woman's attorney says the civil jury reached the award Friday after a 15-day trial in Santa... more »
February 28, 2014 11:34 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A man accused in two rapes in a case involving former New Orleans Saints player Darren Sharper turned himself into police Friday morning.
26 year old Erik Nunez was booked on two counts of aggravated rape. Both he and Sharper are accused in incidents that took... more »
February 14, 2014 3:01 PM
SLIDELL- A registered sex offender, just released from prison a month ago, is behind bars again for raping a 13 year-old girl in Slidell.
Detectives say 23 year-old Bert Jones, AKA Daniel Jones, held the girl down and raped her.
Jones had just served 4 years behind... more »
February 14, 2014 2:15 PM
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles County district attorney's office says former NFL defensive back Darren Sharper has been charged with drugging and raping two women. A district attorney's statement says Sharper will be arraigned Friday on two counts of rape by use of drugs, four counts of furnishing a... more »
February 5, 2014 12:23 PM
ZACHARY - Sheriff's deputies accused a Zachary man of raping a family member Wednesday.
Detectives booked Roman Vandiver, 30, into the parish jail on suspicion of simple forcible rape.
Investigators said the victim went to an emergency room on Jan. 29 and told hospital staff she'd been raped.... more »
January 18, 2014 2:38 PM
LOS ANGELES - The Los Angeles Police Department says former NFL star defensive back Darren Sharper has been arrested on suspicion of rape. LAPD says Sharper was arrested and booked Friday and faces a Feb. 14 court appearance. LAPD says it is investigating Sharper in connection with two sexual assaults... more »
December 31, 2013 2:13 PM
PIERRE PART- A man accused of raping a 9 year-old girl in Assumption Parish, is now behind bars.
Detectives say 56 year-old Brent Zeller, of Pierre Part, sexually assaulted the girl while she was visiting his home. She later returned to the home of her grandparents and told them... more »
December 11, 2013 10:31 PM
BATON ROUGE- A woman wanted in connection with a rape case involving a 12-year-old girl has been caught.
Deputies said Jessica Carr was arrested off Plank Road Wednesday.
"She was taken into custody without incident and booked," East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office Spokesperson Casey Rayborn Hicks said.... more »
December 9, 2013 4:27 PM
BATON ROUGE- LSU Police released a photo of the man wanted for the alleged rape of a 21-year old woman during the LSU and Texas A&M game.
Investigators said the rape occurred in a portable toilet between Francioni Hall and the Food Science Building. When the victim reported the... more »
December 6, 2013 9:36 PM
BATON ROUGE - After the repeated rape of a 12-year-old girl by several adults, child advocates have come forward to offer guidance for all sexual abuse victims on their road to recovery.
Racheal Hebert, the Executive Director of the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response (S.T.A.R.), has seen many victims... more »
December 5, 2013 5:23 PM
BATON ROUGE - On Thursday, authorities said a woman became the sixth person tied to the repeated rape of a 12-year-old girl.
East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies said they're looking for 22-year-old Jessica Carr of Baton Rouge. Carr and five other men are accused of raping the 12-year-old girl.... more »
November 25, 2013 9:57 PM
PLAQUEMINE- Deputies in Iberville Parish booked a man on rape charges, twenty years after the attack Monday night.
Bernie Metrejean was booked in to jail after he was arrested in St. Martin Parish on drug charges. His DNA matched the rape case.
Investigators believe Metrejean picked up a... more »
October 21, 2013 7:52 AM
BATON ROUGE - LSU police have arrested a 21-year-old man accused of raping a student in her dorm room on LSU's campus on Oct. 6.
Aaron Carrington Cade was booked last week on counts of simple rape.
The victim told police Cade allegedly forced himself on her, despite... more »
October 16, 2013 8:48 AM
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Four former Vanderbilt football players charged with raping an unconscious female student are due in court for a discussion date. The Wednesday hearing likely will focus on housekeeping matters like the dates of future hearings. The four players charged in the June 23 rape are safety Cory Batey,... more »
September 30, 2013 10:08 PM
ROSELAND- The final person wanted for a violent attack on a 13-year-old girl in a trailer known as "The Trapper" turned himself in to authorities Monday evening.
The police department said Tevin Smith surrendered as officers were planning to go after him.
Smith and five others are accused... more »
September 30, 2013 2:07 PM
Lake Charles- A Louisiana sheriff says the wife of a man accused of killing a pastor filed a rape complaint against the preacher two days before he was killed. However, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff Tony Mancuso said Monday that investigators are trying to determine whether the woman's relationship with the pastor... more »
September 27, 2013 11:47 AM
JENA - A sheriff's deputy in LaSalle Parish has been arrested on forcible rape and domestic battery charges.
State police investigators arrested Clarence Breland Jr. today. Trooper Scott Moreau says Breland is being held at the LaSalle Parish Detention Center without bond. State police have not released any details... more »
September 24, 2013 10:15 PM
ROSELAND- People in this small, central Tangipahoa Parish town are dealing with a heinous crime; six young men accused of gang raping a 13-year-old girl.
Two have been arrested, three juveniles face processing through the parish's juvenile detention program, and a sixth is at large after the crime days... more »
September 20, 2013 10:17 PM
BATON ROUGE- An LSU law student faces additional charges related to a rape investigation.
Deputies said Friday, Abdellatif Devol raped his victim an additional time at her apartment after the initial attack and added more rape charges. Devol was already in jail for the first charge.
Investigators believe... more »
September 19, 2013 12:05 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio - One of the two Ohio high school football players convicted this year of raping a 16-year-old girl is appealing his sex-offender classification. A judge gave 17-year-old Ma'Lik Richmond the state's second-toughest classification, meaning he has to register as a sex offender every six months for 20 years.... more »
September 18, 2013 5:33 PM
BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested a man at the LSU Law School today after he was accused of raping a woman.
According to an arrest warrant, investigators accused Abdellatif De Vol of forcible rape for the incident on Sept. 14.
The warrant said De Vol brought a woman... more »
September 11, 2013 4:00 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A 16-year-old boy, the youngest of three teenagers charged in the rape, abduction and robbery of a woman in New Orleans' Garden District earlier this year, has been sentenced to 30 years in prison as part of a plea deal. Sheldon Jefferson also agreed to testify against... more »
September 10, 2013 11:27 PM
BATON ROUGE- An accused rapist from Dallas was questioned overnight at the Violent Crimes Unit in Baton Rouge.
Dallas Police said Van Draylan Dixson is suspected of nine rape cases in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area. Dixon's DNA connects him to four of those rapes so far. He fled Texas... more »
September 10, 2013 3:20 PM
BATON ROUGE- The US Marshals nabbed a man here who is suspected of raping four women in Texas.
Van Draylan Dixson, 38, was arrested about 2 p.m. Tuesday at a motel on Florida Boulevard after Marshals learned he was in the area and had arrived on a bus.
... more »
August 16, 2013 2:22 PM
COLUMBUS, Ohio- An Ohio high school football player convicted of raping a 16-year-old girl will have to register as a sex offender every six months for the next 20 years. Jefferson County Judge Thomas Lipps on Friday classified 17-year-old Ma'Lik Richmond as a Tier II sex offender. Unlike adult sex... more »
August 8, 2013 5:15 PM
BAKER - Police arrested a 17-year-old from Baker after they said he admitted to raping an underage boy.
Chief Mike Knapps said officers arrested Maurice Wiggins after investigating a complaint that he forced himself on a 14-year-old boy.
Police said the alleged rape happened at Wiggins' home, where... more »
August 1, 2013 4:50 PM
WALKER - A Walker Police officer accused of hitting a rape suspect while they were in custody recently ran into trouble with past law enforcement agencies for using excessive force.
Livingston Parish Sheriff's deputies arrested James Dipuma, 32, after they said he hit Raymond Robison, 19, while Robison was... more »
August 1, 2013 3:10 PM
WALKER - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Walker Police officer after they said he beat a suspect accused of raping a juvenile, then let the juvenile's family members hit the suspect as well.
Investigators said on July 24 Officer James Dipuma, 32, arrested Raymond Robison, 19, on suspicion of having... more »
July 16, 2013 10:02 PM
CLINTON- Police said a man, wanted for rape, turned himself in Tuesday night.
Clovis Matthews, Jr. surrendered more than 24-hours since a wanted poster was released with his name and picture.
He is wanted in connection with the attack of a 13-year-old girl.
Matthews is the son... more »
July 15, 2013 3:02 PM
CLINTON - Sheriff's deputies released the name of a man accused of aggravated rape in East Feliciana Parish who they say is on the loose.
The East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office asked for any information from the public on the whereabouts of 33-year-old Clovis Matthews Jr. of Ethel.
... more »
July 10, 2013 11:29 AM
SLIDELL - A Slidell area man was arrested for rape this morning by the U.S. Marshals service in Jackson, Mississippi, following a report of a 13 year old girl in St. Tammany Parish.
Deputies with the St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's office received a call Monday morning from a woman... more »
July 2, 2013 12:39 PM
THIBODAUX - Police say a homeless man living in the woods near Thibodaux is accused of raping a pre-teen twice within weeks. Thibodaux Police spokesman David Melancon tells The Courier the child's gender and age are not being released because police believe it would help reveal the victim's identity. Melancon... more »
June 18, 2013 11:47 AM
GONZALES - Deputies in Ascension Parish asked for the public's help finding a man wanted for raping a young girl.
Chief Deputy Tony Bacala released a photo of Justo Venegas, 31, who's wanted for forcible rape of a juvenile.
Bacala said on June 9 deputies were called out... more »
June 17, 2013 11:55 AM
LAKE CHARLES - The FBI has added a man wanted for a 2008 rape and murder in Lake Charles to its Ten Most Wanted list. Twenty-five-year-old Jose Manuel Garcia Guevara is accused of breaking into the home of 26-year-old Wanda Barton and her husband on Feb. 19, 2008 and raping... more »
June 12, 2013 8:19 AM
CLEVELAND - A Cleveland man has pleaded not guilty to holding three women captive in his home for a decade and raping them.
52-year-old Ariel Castro was arraigned Wednesday on an indictment charging him with murder, kidnapping and rape in more than 300 counts.
The murder charge involves... more »
May 31, 2013 12:53 PM
BATON ROUGE - One man is in jail after an alleged sex deal ended in a shooting early this morning.
Clifton Lee Jones, 37, was arrested after reports of gunfire in a room at the Comfort Suites on Valley Creek.
Police say Jones was climbing out a rear... more »
May 20, 2013 3:13 PM
BATON ROUGE - Detectives are investigating a rape reported over the weekend near the LSU campus.
Investigators say around 2:30 a.m. Saturday, the 25-year-old victim was standing outside her home between Nicholson and Burbank when she was approached by a man with a knife.
She says the man... more »
May 15, 2013 9:50 AM
CLEVELAND - The attorneys for a Cleveland man accused of keeping three women in captivity for about a decade say he will plead not guilty. Attorneys Craig Weintraub and Jay Schlachet say that suspect Ariel Castro has been portrayed as a "monster" in the media, and after meeting with him... more »
April 18, 2013 10:50 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A New Orleans police officer has been arrested and booked with the alleged forcible rape of a 15 year-old girl. Police spokeswoman Remi Braden says 42-year-old Desmond Pratt was also booked on charges of sexual battery. Braden says Pratt was placed on emergency suspension without pay following... more »
April 10, 2013 11:23 AM
NEW ORLEANS - A former male model is back in the Orleans Parish Prison after a judge found that he violated his bond by flirting with college sophomores during a Carnival parade at his parents' home. He was there on house arrest. The Times-Picayune reports Dean Kelly is charged with... more »
March 27, 2013 3:37 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released the name of a man wanted in Baton Rouge for armed robbery and aggravated rape.
Cpl. Tommy Stubbs said investigators were looking for Tyrone Lentrell Pope, 20, in connection with an incident early Saturday morning.
Stubbs said just after midnight on March 23... more »
March 26, 2013 4:09 PM
GONZALES - Deputies in Ascension Parish said DNA evidence from the rape and murder of Jeannie Lavigne helped them make an arrest 23 years after the crime was committed.
Detectives arrested Kenneth Lavigne, the nephew of the victim's ex-husband, in suspicion of aggravated rape and first-degree murder.
Ryan... more »
March 15, 2013 8:28 AM
SHREVEPORT - A teen boy is behind bars on charges he raped a 15-year-old girl at Woodlawn High School. Police say the incident happened about 9 a.m. Wednesday on the school campus. Few details about the incident are being released, but Caddo deputies say the 14-year-old was arrested and booked... more »
March 13, 2013 10:45 AM
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - Television news trucks are lined up outside an eastern Ohio courthouse for the trial of two high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old West Virginia girl. The case set to be heard in juvenile court Wednesday has brought unprecedented attention to the small city of... more »
February 13, 2013 7:29 AM
ZACHARY - Crime in Zachary rose slightly by some measures and fell by others during 2012. Police Chief David McDavid delivered the crime figures to the City Council on Tuesday. Larceny thefts and burglaries increased slightly, from 258 thefts and 10 burglaries in 2011 to 368 and 26 in 2012,... more »
January 25, 2013 2:43 AM
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio - An Ohio judge plans to decide whether the trial of two high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old girl should be closed to the public. The girl and her parents, one defendant and state Attorney General Mike DeWine all want next month's trial closed, either... more »
January 24, 2013 2:46 AM
NEW DELHI - Five men accused in the fatal gang rape of a young woman on a New Delhi bus have arrived at a special fast-track court for the start of their trial.
The court is expected to hear opening arguments Thursday as the rape and murder trial gets... more »
January 8, 2013 9:58 AM
MARRERO - Jefferson Parish sheriff's deputies say an 83-year-old woman was raped in her Marrero home after she interrupted a burglary.
Deputies arrested a suspect, 51-year-old Kenneth Adams, and booked him with aggravated rape, aggravated burglary, simple robbery, resisting an officer, battery on a police officer, possession of drug... more »
January 4, 2013 1:27 PM
BATON ROUGE- Police are looking for a man, accused of rape and incest.
Investigators said Eric Jason Atwell is wanted for the crimes that happened in city limits between February 2010 and November 2010.
Police did not release specifics about what happened.
"Atwell is wanted for aggravated... more »
January 4, 2013 7:02 AM
NEW DELHI - India's top law enforcement official says the nation needs to crack down on crimes against women with "an iron hand" if it is to prevent rapes and other attacks.
Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde spoke today at a conference of state officials from across India that was... more »
December 18, 2012 5:32 PM
GONZALES - An Ascension Parish judge handed down a life sentence today for a man convicted of kidnapping and rape who was featured on "America's Most Wanted".
Bobby Weatherton acted as his own attorney in the sentencing phase of the trial. He was convicted in March of beating and... more »
December 11, 2012 10:06 AM
COVINGTON - A 29-year-old Covington firefighter accused of sexually abusing a 5-year-old girl has pleaded guilty to forcible rape.
The St. Tammany Parish District Attorney's Office says Theodore George Williams could face up to 40 years in prison when he returns to court on Jan. 22 for sentencing.
... more »
October 17, 2012 7:51 PM
BATON ROUGE- A 13-year-old boy has been found guilty in juvenile court of two counts of sexual battery.
The verdict is connected to a case involving three younger boys who said the teenager raped them. At the time of the crimes, the teen was 12-years-old. Names of those involved... more »
October 3, 2012 4:49 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police released an artist's sketch of the man suspected in a rape and kidnapping reported in Baton Rouge.
Lt. Don Kelly with BRPD said the victim in the case described the man as awhite male, 30 to 35 years of age, average height and weight, with... more »
October 2, 2012 1:07 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge said they're investigating a reported kidnapping and rape south of the LSU campus.
Lt. Don Kelly said the alleged victim told police that on Monday afternoon she was approached by a man in the parking lot of an apartment complex near Brightside... more »
September 28, 2012 4:45 PM
NEW ORLEANS - A 38-year-old man wrongly convicted of raping and killing his step-cousin in 1997 was released Friday from Louisiana's death row after DNA tests found him to be innocent. Pam Laborde, a spokeswoman for the Louisiana Department of Corrections, said Damon Thibodeaux was released at about 12:30 p.m.... more »
September 19, 2012 7:33 PM
A woman who says she was raped at the Denver airport says she didn't scream because she was being choked. The woman testified she stopped saying no and was trying to breathe when she was attacked last year on a concourse after refusing a request for a kiss. The woman... more »
September 13, 2012 5:55 PM
GONZALES- Jurors took about an hour to find a Carville man guilty of kidnapping, rape and murder for the 1990 killing of an Ascension Parish woman.
Tolbert Morris, 56, was accused of abducting 18-year-old Tammy Bowers and raping her before killing her.
The jury returned guilty verdicts for... more »
September 13, 2012 2:39 PM
GONZALES - Jurors found a Carville man guilty of kidnapping, rape and murder for the 1990 killing of an Ascension Parish woman.
Tolbert Morris, 56, was accused of abducting 18-year-old Tammy Bowers and raping her before killing her.
The jury returned guilty verdicts for the charges of second-degree... more »
September 10, 2012 4:00 PM
HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies arrested a Tangipahoa Parish man after they said he hid in an acquaintance's home and then raped her at knifepoint.
Sheriff Daniel Edwards said deputies arrested Michael A. Taylor, 49, of Independence this past Friday.
Investigators said the night before, Taylor broke into an... more »
August 22, 2012 7:21 AM
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Embattled Rep. Todd Akin is insisting he's in the U.S. Senate race to stay, saying "this is not about my ego" but about the voters of Missouri who chose him as their nominee.
Akin confirms in a nationally broadcast interview that Republican vice presidential candidate... more »
August 21, 2012 1:19 PM
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - Five patriarchs of the Missouri Republican Party have called on U.S. Senate candidate Todd Akin to withdraw from the race after comments he made about rape. The joint statement was issued Tuesday by U.S. Sen. Roy Blunt and four former senators from Missouri - John Ashcroft,... more »
August 21, 2012 1:12 PM
ST. LOUIS - Rep. Todd Akin says his fellow Republicans have overreacted to his comments that women's bodies can prevent pregnancies in case of "legitimate rape." Akin told former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee on Huckabee's radio show Tuesday that he hasn't done anything morally or ethically wrong, but got... more »
August 21, 2012 9:08 AM
ST. LOUIS - On a day when his political future might be decided, Rep. Todd Akin of Missouri is airing a new television advertisement apologizing again for his comments that women can somehow prevent pregnancy after "legitimate rapes."
Akin faces a 5 p.m. deadline Tuesday to decide whether he... more »
August 20, 2012 12:47 PM
WASHINGTON - Politicians on both sides of the aisle condemned comments about rape made by a Senate candidate in Missouri.
Both President Obama and his GOP challenger Mitt Romney condemned Missouri GOP Congressman Todd Akin's rape comments.
Obama said it shows danger of men deciding women's health issues.... more »
July 28, 2012 12:09 PM
BATON ROUGE- Michael Rushing, 47, was arrested early Saturday morning for an attack that put women in the Baton Rouge area on edge.
Rushing is charged with aggravated rape and 2nd degree kidnapping.
He's accused of taking a woman at gunpoint Friday from a medical complex parking lot... more »
July 27, 2012 2:16 PM
BATON ROUGE - Police said a woman was abducted from Baton Rouge today, taken to another parish and raped before being dropped off back in the city.
Cpl. L'Jean McKneely with Baton Rouge Police said a woman was in the parking lot of a clinic on Essen when she... more »
July 17, 2012 12:45 PM
TWIN FALLS, Idaho - An Idaho man is charged with soliciting men to rape his wife through the "casual encounters" section of Craigslist. The 32-year-old Twin Falls man was arraigned Monday on charges of solicitation of rape and burglary. The Associated Press is withholding his name to protect the identity... more »
July 2, 2012 2:41 PM
Authorities in St. Landry Parish have arrested a man accused of raping a 13 year-old female at her home over the weekend.
According to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz, 42 year-old Jessie Ray Young let himself into the teen's home in Bunkie without permission, after her mother left for work.... more »
July 2, 2012 7:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputies are looking for a man they say forced his way into an apartment early Monday morning and then fled out a window when deputies arrived.
Sheriff's official say it happened just after 6 a.m. in the 8100 block of Jefferson... more »
May 11, 2012 12:39 PM
OMAHA, Neb. - The Nebraska Supreme Court says a Kansas woman can be sent to jail for refusing to testify against the Nebraska man she has accused of sexual assault. The woman had refused to testify, saying it would shame her and her family. But a Nebraska judge ordered her... more »
May 10, 2012 8:57 AM
BATON ROUGE- A man was arrested Tuesday in the October rape of a woman at a Baton Rouge apartment complex, according to police.
They say Dillian Smith approached the woman outside an apartment and tried to get her to agree to have sex with him.
When the woman... more »
April 12, 2012 6:17 PM
HAMMOND - A man accused of raping kidnapping two women and raping on of them near Hammond was shot and wounded by Hammond Police early this morning, according to sources.
Police said Durelle Jones, 24, was taken to a hospital after exchanging gunfire with two Hammond Police Officers. It... more »
April 12, 2012 11:26 AM
HAMMOND - A man accused of raping two women near Hammond was shot and wounded by Hammond Police early this morning, according to sources.
Police said Durelle Jones, 24, was taken to a a hospital after exchanging gunfire with two Hammond Police Officers. It happened after police confronted him... more »
March 28, 2012 10:23 AM
NEW ORLEANS - The Southern Poverty Law Center accuses New Orleans jail officials of failing to protect a transsexual prisoner from being repeatedly raped. In a letter Tuesday to Orleans Parish Sheriff Marlin Gusman, SPLC attorney Katie Schwartzmann claims the prisoner was gang-raped at knifepoint in February and tested positive... more »
March 28, 2012 9:16 AM
BAYOU L'OURSE- Assumption Parish Sheriff's deputies responded to a home in Bayou L'Ourse on reports of a rape.
On February 29, 2012, deputies spoke to a mother of an 11 year old girl.
She told deputies that she noticed a handwritten letter on her table, and when she... more »
March 27, 2012 2:39 PM
Baton Rouge- Opening statements have begun in the trial of a convicted Baton Rouge sex offender accused of raping and drowning a 29-year-old Zachary woman in April 2010.
45-year-old Franklin Meredith Jr. is charged with aggravated rape and second-degree murder in the slaying of Jennifer Gonzales, whose body was... more »
March 27, 2012 8:36 AM
BATON ROUGE - Jury selection is under way in the trial of a convicted Baton Rouge sex offender accused of raping and drowning a 29-year-old Zachary woman in April 2010. The Advocate reports 45-year-old Franklin Meredith Jr. is charged with aggravated rape and second-degree murder in the slaying of Jennifer... more »
March 26, 2012 7:14 AM
BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies have arrested a 61-year-old Woodlawn High School bus driver for allegedly persuading an 18-year-old female mentally disabled student who rode his bus to perform a sex act. Donald Bordelon of Zachary was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Friday on counts of aggravated rape.... more »
March 22, 2012 8:41 AM
LIVINGSTON - A Livingston Parish jury has found 25-year-old Allen Lee Martin of Ponchatoula guilty of aggravated rape and related crimes in connection with a February 2011 attack on an Albany woman. The jury of 10 women and two men also convicted Martin Wednesday on charges of aggravated burglary, second-degree... more »
March 14, 2012 11:34 AM
BATON ROUGE- A man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl last year was arrested.
Delvin Puckett, 18, was booked into parish prison for forcible rape.
According to the warrant, the victim was trying to hide from a group of girls who she said were trying to fight her... more »
March 5, 2012 2:19 PM
SHREVEPORT, La.- Caddo Parish sheriff's deputies have arrested a Shreveport man for sexually assaulting a 12-year-old girl. Sheriff Steve Prator said Monday that 30-year-old Dameon Taylor was arrested Friday on one count of aggravated rape. He was booked into the Caddo Correctional Center. Bond was set at $1 million. Prator,... more »
February 29, 2012 7:38 PM
A father who adopted a girl and two boys and who was in process of adopting another boy is accused of raping three of the kids in Troy, Ohio. He's also accused of allowing other men to have sex with one of them. He's held on $800,000 bond and is... more »
February 28, 2012 10:28 AM
NEW ROADS - A 33-year-old New Roads man has been arrested on rape and second-degree kidnapping charges.
The rape victim told police she agreed to ride with her attacker to a Baton Rouge store on Saturday.
Instead, according to police, the woman said her attacker drove her to... more »
February 21, 2012 12:43 PM
CINCINNATI - A 13-year-old boy who admitted raping a 5-year-old girl at a McDonald's play area in southwest Ohio has been sentenced to an inpatient treatment facility for at least six months. The Hamilton County Juvenile Court administrator says the boy must successfully complete treatment before his release from the... more »
February 21, 2012 11:32 AM
BATON ROUGE- A teen accused of raping a student at Tara High School will appear in juvenile court on Wednesday.
Quinton Adams, 18, is accused of raping a 14-year-old girl behind the curtains in the school's auditorium.
Both students are in a special needs program at the school.... more »
February 17, 2012 12:04 PM
BATON ROUGE- East Baton Rouge Parish Detectives arrested an 18-year-old student at Tara High School in Baton Rouge.
Quinton Adams is accused of raping a 14-year-old student.
Sheriff's deputies were called to the school after the victim's teacher could not locate her.
The victim allegedly went into... more »