Content Tagged As rape

Tagged News

  • 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 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 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 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 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 »
  • California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

    August 28, 2014 6:48 PM

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - State lawmakers have passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses. The Senate unanimously passed SB967 on Thursday as states and universities across the U.S. are under pressure to change how they... more »
  • Grand jury indicts man accused of Tigerland rapes

    July 31, 2014 12:13 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A 22-year-old man accused of raping two women in the Tigerland area of Baton Rouge was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday. The State Police Crime Lab linked Isai Efrain Garcia-Vazquez to the crimes with DNA evidence, according to BRPD. Garcia-Vazquez was indicted on... more »
  • STAR speaks out defending 'Tinder' rape victim Play Video

    July 30, 2014 6:14 PM

    BATON ROUGE - An alleged rape in Baton Rouge this past weekend has a victim advocate organization speaking out in the victim's defense. Jacob Witz, 22, was booked on a count of forcible rape Saturday. He was accused of attacking a woman after meeting her on Tinder, a social-dating... more »
  • Man wanted for rape of juvenile arrested

    July 30, 2014 1:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a man from Baker accused of engaging in sexual acts with a juvenile after the 11-year-old victim came forward on Tuesday. An arrest warrant for Edward Hackett, 31, was issued the same day after detectives interviewed the girl who said the man... more »
  • Bond more than doubled for Tinder rape suspect

    July 29, 2014 7:50 PM

    BATON ROUGE- Bond was increased Tuesday for a man accused of raping a woman he met on a smartphone dating app, jail records show. Jacob Witz is charged with forcible rape and now has a $75,000 bond. After his arrest Saturday, it was set at $35,000. Deputies arrested... more »
  • Teen accused in rape, robbery and shooting Play Video

    July 28, 2014 3:32 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Victims from a Sunday morning of terror in Baton Rouge are recalling what happened to them when they came face to face with Andre Young. Young is accused of raping, robbing and shooting people in Baton Rouge over a four hour window Sunday morning. It... more »
  • Man accused of raping woman he met on Tinder

    July 28, 2014 11:30 AM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge man accused of raping a woman he met through a social dating app. Deputies charged Jacob Witz, 22, with forcible rape after his arrest Saturday. Investigators said the victim contacted them and told them she met Witz using... more »
  • Police: Man arrested for rape, kidnapping and multiple robberies Play Video

    July 27, 2014 5:48 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Baton Rouge police arrested a teen accused of going on a crime spree that involved three robberies, two women kidnapped and raped, two vehicles stolen, and one man shot early Sunday morning. Officials say Andre Young, 19, and some other people robbed a woman on McClelland... more »
  • Man accused of raping, assaulting girl

    July 23, 2014 1:06 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he raped and sexually assaulted a young girl several times over the past four years. Police booked Deon Bradford, 42, into the parish jail Wednesday on multiple charges of aggravated rape, sexual battery, and contempt of court.... more »
  • Neighbor speaks out about child rape case Play Video

    July 11, 2014 5:06 PM

    WILSON - Police say there are warrants out for the arrest of two people connected to a child rape case. Two men were arrested last night. Joe Loyd of Wilson and Darrell Anderson of Norwood are both accused of raping two children, ages three and six. Police plan to... more »
  • More arrests expected in child rape case

    July 10, 2014 8:26 PM

    WILSON - Two people have been arrested in connection with a child sex ring bust, the rural police department said late Thursday evening. Joe Lloyd and Darrell Anderson face charges of aggravated rape of minor children, a department spokesperson said. The victims are three and six years old. ... more »
  • Child rape case leaves mysteries

    July 2, 2014 11:11 AM

    SAVANNAH, GA - The FBI hopes to identify potential victims of a salesman accused of videotaping himself raping girls. Matthew Coniglio was arrested April 10 at his Georgia home on a child pornography charge. FBI Special Agent William Kirkconnell said investigators found 56 8-millimeter tapes showing Coniglio attacking girls who... more »
  • Man accused of raping 12-year-old

    June 29, 2014 4:38 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A Baton Rouge man is in jail after police say he raped a child. Jervernete George, 18, is accused of performing sexual acts with a 12-year-old girl. Police say George took the victim to an abandoned house where the crime occurred. He is charged... more »
  • Tangipahoa deputies looking for wanted rapist

    June 26, 2014 3:50 PM

    HAMMOND - Sheriff's deputies in Tangipahoa Parish are on the lookout for an Arkansas man wanted on two counts of forcible rape. Information received from law enforcement in Luxora, Arkansas indicated that 64-year-old Willie Davis may be avoiding arrest by hiding out in Tangipahoa Parish. Davis is about... more »
  • $100K bond set for rape, kidnapping suspect

    June 16, 2014 12:37 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A judge set a $100,000 bond for the man accused of kidnapping two women from a Tigerland bar and raping them. Authorities charged Isai Efrain Garcia-Vasquez, 22, with rape and second-degree kidnapping after his arrest Friday. Investigators said Garcia-Vasquez met his victims at a local... more »
  • BRPD arrest man accused of 2 rapes in 2 years

    June 13, 2014 6:08 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police and East Baton Rouge Sheriff's deputies arrested a man accused of raping two women, one as recent as a week ago, Friday morning. BRPD placed Isai Efrain Garcia-Vazquez, 22, under arrest after they pulled him over for a broken brake light on Perkins Road. ... more »
  • Man arrested after attempted rape at gunpoint

    June 2, 2014 4:02 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said they arrested a man accused of attempting to rape a 15-year-old at gunpoint Sunday. Law enforcement charged 44-year-old Johnnie Pearson with attempted armed robbery, attempted aggravated rape and kidnapping charges. He also faces charges for carrying a firearm as he was convicted of manslaughter... more »
  • BRPD arrest man accused of battery, rape

    May 27, 2014 4:29 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of battery and rape early Monday morning. Police said 53-year-old Richard Hughes, Jr. punched his girlfriend in the back of the head and grabbed her by the hair after she refused to perform sex acts on him. ... more »
  • Man accused of raping, impregnating 12-year-old

    May 22, 2014 3:18 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sex crimes investigators in East Baton Rouge Parish arrested a man after they said paternity tests showed he impregnated a 12-year-old girl. Baton Rouge Police arrested Roderick Spurlock, 30, on suspicion of an aggravated rape which authorities said happened in 2011. Investigators said the victim... more »
  • Police accuse man of battery, attempted rape

    May 20, 2014 3:31 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police said a woman credited police intervention with helping her get away from a man who tried to rape her in Baton Rouge. Investigators accused James Percy Fort, 32, of attempted aggravated rape and sexual assault. According to an arrest affidavit, police were called to... more »
  • Man accused of raping 6-year-old girl

    May 7, 2014 3:21 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police arrested a Baton Rouge man after they said he raped a six-year-old girl while her mother was not home. Police booked ODerra Holmes into the East Baton Rouge Parish Jail on aggravated rape charges Tuesday. Investigators said the girl's mother told them she'd left... more »
  • Sharper's attorneys to question Arizona evidence

    April 17, 2014 6:55 AM

    PHOENIX, AZ- Lawyers for former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will return to a Phoenix courtroom Thursday to question the evidence being used to keep him in jail without bail on charges that he drugged and sexually assaulted two women. A judge began a hearing on the subject Wednesday, and... more »
  • EBRSO: Victim recorded man raping her

    April 14, 2014 1:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Sheriff's deputies arrested an East Baton Rouge man after they said he raped a woman, and the victim recorded the incident on her cell phone. Deputies accused Joshua Paul Thompson, 31, of rape and false imprisonment Sunday. Investigators said Thompson threatened the victim with death... more »
  • Man accused of rape, battery

    April 4, 2014 12:30 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Police in Baton Rouge arrested a man on charges of rape and battery. Police say Terry Selvage chased the victim into the bathroom when she tried to get away from him, and then Selvage kicked her into the bathtub where he began to beat her. ... more »
  • Man arrested for rape in Baton Rouge

    March 14, 2014 2:22 PM

    BATON ROUGE- A man accused of raping a four year-old girl in Baton Rouge, is now behind bars. Police say 46 year-old Troy Lee had sex with the victim, while the two were in the bathroom of a home Lee was visiting. Lee was booked into the East... more »
  • Judge: Sharper to remain in California jail

    March 13, 2014 12:36 PM

    LOS ANGELES - A judge says former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper will remain in a Los Angeles jail now that authorities in Arizona have charged him with sexually assaulting two women. Superior Court Judge Renee Korn ruled Thursday that the charges filed in Tempe, Ariz., are a valid reason... more »
  • Figure in Sharper rape case returned to jail

    March 10, 2014 4:37 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - A man booked on two aggravated rape charges in a New Orleans case also involving former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper posted a $400,000 bond, but was immediately arrested again for an outstanding traffic ticket. Erik Nunez, 26, posted bond Monday morning and was preparing to... more »
  • Arrest warrant details rape claim against Sharper

    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 »
  • Baton Rouge pastor arrested, accused of rape

    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 »
  • Jury awards $5M for rape at California night club

    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 »
  • Sharper associate, rape suspect turns himself in

    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 »
  • Man charged with rape of 13 year-old girl in Slidell

    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 »
  • Former Saint Sharper charged with rape in California

    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 »
  • Man arrested on rape charge

    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 »
  • Former NFL star Sharper arrested in Los Angeles

    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 »
  • Pierre Part man arrested for rape

    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 »
  • Woman arrested in connection with 12-year-old's rape

    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 »
  • Photo released of LSU gameday rape suspect Play Video

    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 »
  • Healing for rape victims

    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 »
  • Woman becomes sixth person tied to rape case

    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 »
  • Deputies: 20-year-old rape case solved, arrest made

    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 »
  • Man accused of raping LSU student in dorm

    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 »
  • 4 dismissed Vanderbilt players due in court

    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 »
  • Final suspect arrested in gang rape

    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 »
  • Sheriff: Rape report filed before pastor slaying

    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 »
  • LaSalle Parish deputy arrested on rape charges

    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 »
  • One wanted, five accused in gang rape of teenage girl Play Video

    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 »
  • Man faces additional rape charges

    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 »
  • Ohio football player appeals sex-offender status

    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 »
  • Man accused of rape, arrested at law school

    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 »
  • Teen gets 30 years in NO abduction, rape

    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 »
  • Authorities: no reports of sex crimes locally after suspected rapist arrives

    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 »
  • Serial rape suspect from Texas arrested in BR

    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 »
  • Ohio player given 20-year sex-offender status

    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 »
  • Police: 17-year-old admits to raping teen

    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 »
  • Officer arrested for hitting suspect has troubled career Play Video

    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 »
  • LPSO: Officer, family member attack rape suspect

    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 »
  • Alderman's son surrenders on rape charge

    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 »
  • Ethel man wanted for rape

    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 »
  • St. Tammany man arrested for rape of 13-year-old girl

    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 »
  • Homeless man booked with raping child in woods

    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 »
  • Sheriff's deputies searching for rape suspect

    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 »
  • Man wanted in Lake Charles death added to FBI list

    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 »
  • Castro pleads not guilty in Ohio kidnap case

    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 »
  • Rape, attempted murder charges after hotel shooting

    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 »
  • Suspect sought in rape near LSU

    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 »
  • Lawyers: Ohio kidnap suspect will plead not guilty

    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 »
  • New Orleans police officer booked with forcible rape

    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 »
  • Accused rapist back in jail

    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 »
  • Suspect identified in robbery, rape

    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 »

Top Stories