LaPlace teenage girl reports alleged rape by relative

Published 12:00 am Thursday, November 10, 2005


Staff Reporter

LAPLACE — A 14-year-old LaPlace girl told police that she was raped by her 23-year-old cousin from Reserve, in her home, after he entered with a gun in his hand.

The 23-year-old was arrested on Nov. 4 and charged with aggravated rape and aggravated assault, which allegedly occurred on Oct. 29.

The victim’s mother said she found out about what happened when she came home, and contacted authorities.

According to the incident reports, the victim said she was preparing something to eat when she noticed her cousin suddenly enter the house through the front door. She said she saw that he had possession of some type of long gun, and then asked him why he was there.

The report stated that he told her he shot someone and then she asked him to leave. She said her two brothers were in the house and they both saw him attempt to unload the weapon and fire a shot in the backyard.

He then told the two brothers to go to their bedroom, because he wanted to talk to their sister in private. The victim then stated that he took her back to her bedroom and he told her that “he loved her, wanted to marry her, wanted her to have his baby and run away with him.”

The victim said she told him that he was her first cousin and that she did not feel the same way about him. She then told authorities that he “pushed her on the bed and pulled her shorts down and attempted to” have sex with her. She stated that even though she was crying and kept telling him no and to stop, he eventually had sex with her, according to the incident report.

The older of the two brothers, at 12 years old, came into the bedroom and the he got off of the victim. He then told both boys not to say anything or he would come back and shoot them. He then left the house in a vehicle.

The victim was taken to River Parishes Hospital in LaPlace for a rape kit and medical testing.

The 23-year-old cousin is being held at Sherman Walker Correctional Center in LaPlace on a $203,000 bond set by Judge Sterling Snowdy.