40-year-old man charged with third-degree rape of juvenile
LAFOURCHE - Authorities have arrested a 40-year-old man for alleged inappropriate behavior with a teen.
Through an investigation, deputies with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office learned that Michael Ernst had inappropriate sexual contact with the juvenile in January. Following the investigation, a warrant was issued for Ernst's arrested.
On Monday he was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center and charged with third-degree rape.