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63-year-old man arrested, victims say he raped them as children
LAPLACE - A man was arrested Tuesday after victims came forward and told police he raped them as children.
The St. John Parish Sheriff's Office got a tip on April 18, 2023 that Rodney D. Labat had sexually assaulted three juveniles.
Deputies found evidence that Labat raped two people, a male and a female, several years ago when they were children. During the investigation, Labat was also found to be connected to the rape of a different child in March 2023.
Labat was arrested and booked with one count of first-degree rape and two counts of aggravated rape.
First-degree rape holds a mandatory life sentence in Louisiana.
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