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  • Vermillion Parish junior high teacher accused of rape

    April 28, 2016 12:56 PM

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

    April 27, 2016 1:16 PM

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

    April 22, 2016 4:57 PM

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

    April 12, 2016 12:41 AM

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

    April 8, 2016 4:33 PM

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

    April 6, 2016 2:36 PM

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

    March 22, 2016 10:17 AM

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

    March 22, 2016 4:18 AM

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

    March 14, 2016 5:47 PM

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

    March 9, 2016 11:03 AM

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

    March 7, 2016 1:58 PM

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

    February 29, 2016 3:22 PM

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

    February 27, 2016 3:58 PM

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

    February 26, 2016 4:27 AM

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

    February 22, 2016 5:58 AM

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

    February 19, 2016 7:22 AM

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

    February 4, 2016 4:23 AM

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

    January 22, 2016 11:32 AM

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

    January 21, 2016 11:26 AM

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

    January 20, 2016 5:14 PM

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

    January 17, 2016 5:41 PM

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

    January 7, 2016 7:07 PM

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

    January 7, 2016 12:43 PM

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

    January 5, 2016 3:24 PM

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

    December 30, 2015 3:37 PM

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

    December 23, 2015 3:20 PM

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

    December 23, 2015 1:34 PM

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

    December 14, 2015 6:53 AM

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

    December 13, 2015 2:16 PM

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

    December 11, 2015 5:31 AM

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

    December 10, 2015 12:12 PM

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

    December 3, 2015 6:05 PM

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

    December 2, 2015 5:22 PM

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

    November 20, 2015 12:12 PM

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

    November 10, 2015 1:06 PM

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

    November 6, 2015 2:54 PM

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

    November 4, 2015 5:36 PM

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

    October 23, 2015 9:43 PM

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

    October 20, 2015 4:10 PM

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

    October 17, 2015 12:20 PM

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

    October 7, 2015 10:35 AM

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

    October 6, 2015 11:30 AM

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

    September 15, 2015 6:43 PM

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

    September 10, 2015 12:36 PM

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

    September 4, 2015 12:22 PM

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

    September 4, 2015 12:19 PM

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

    September 2, 2015 6:19 PM

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

    August 28, 2015 11:21 AM

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

    August 16, 2015 11:48 AM

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

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