Teen allegedly raped near LaPlace

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, January 21, 2003


LAPLACE – A 14-year-old Kenner girl recently told authorities in Jefferson Parish she was raped near LaPlace by a Metairie man. St. John the Baptist Parish sheriff’s investigators are seeking Darryl Perry, 30, whose last known address was on Hodgson Street in Metairie.

According to the alleged victim, the girl was at a sleepover at a friend’s apartment in Kenner on Jan. 2. At 11:30 p.m., the teen-age girls were outside in the parking lot when she was approached by Perry, who offered to let her drive his light-green Ford Taurus in the parking lot. The girl joined Perry and drove the car, but instead of returning to the building, the pair drove around Metairie and Kenner and to the residence of a friend of Perry’s on Whitlow Court in LaPlace.

At the trailer, she stayed in the car for about 20 minutes before he brought her inside, where about 10 people were playing cards and watching TV. She said she watched television for about two hours before Perry sent her back to the car. A short time later, Perry ran to the car, said something about a fight in the home, and they left.

As the pair were driving around the LaPlace area around 3 a.m., two miles north of Peavine Road near LaPlace, she claimed Perry asked her for sex, and she turned him down, saying, “No, I’m a virgin, and I don’t want sex.” He ordered her to pull over to the shoulder and demanded sex or to get out, Capt. Mike Tregre said.

The girl said she got out and began walking away, but he allegedly ordered her into the car’s back seat, where he raped her. He then drove her to her home, where she told her parents.

Her parents reported the incident to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office, who in turn reported it to local authorities. She was able to provide detectives with his name, as he had showed her his identification.

He is wanted on charges of forcible rape, oral sexual battery, indecent behavior with a juvenile and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. He has prior arrests for attempted murder, aggravated battery and possession of cocaine and crack cocaine, Tregre said.