LaPlace woman claims rape by mother’s boyfriend after seizure

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Staff Reporter

LAPLACE – A 26-year-old LaPlace woman claimed she was nearly raped by her mother’s boyfriend, shortly before she suffered a seizure and was transported to the hospital.

The boyfriend, Donald Thomas, 56, of 182 Joe Parquet Circle, said the claim is part of an elaborate scheme to get him thrown out of his apartment, which Thomas, the 26-year-old and her mother shared.

He reported to police that on the day of the incident he told the woman she needed to get out of his apartment.

She allegedly replied, &#8220I know how to do this, I’m going to get you thrown out of the project.”

The 26-year-old claims that Thomas grabbed her between her legs at 6:50 a.m. and told her, &#8220You should give me loving – you’re fine, pretty and beautiful,” according to the St. John Sheriff’s Office.

She allegedly hit Thomas repeatedly until she escaped from the apartment to a neighbor’s residence and convulsed from a seizure while her neighbor, Pamela Carr, called the police.

Acadian ambulance transported the 26-year-old to River Parishes Hospital minutes later.

Police took a statement from the young woman and arrested Donald Thomas for sexual battery. He is being held at the Lt. Sherman Walker Correctional Center in LaPlace.

There is no physical evidence available in the case.

The St. John Sheriff’s Office has not released the woman’s name to protect her identity.