Teen charged with third-degree rape
LAFOURCHE- Authorities have charged a 17-year-old for raping a person earlier this month.
Eric Ponthieux is charged with third-degree rape.
Through an investigation, detectives learned that Ponthieux had sexual relations with a person without their consent on April 12, according to a release. When questioned Ponthieux admitted to having sex with the victim against their will, according to a release. A rape kit test was conducted at a local hospital and the results are pending.
Ponthieux was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center with a bond of $20,000.