Reserve man arrested for rape and sexual battery

Published 11:14 am Friday, March 18, 2022

Gene Earl Murray Sr., 49, of Reserve was arrested Thursday, March 17, 2022 for rape and sexual battery involving a juvenile.
In early March, juvenile detectives received a complaint of allegations of child sexual abuse.
During the course of the investigation, detectives obtained evidence that Murray had engaged in sexual contact with a juvenile. Following the investigation, detectives obtained a warrant for Murray’s arrest.
Detectives made contact with Murray March 17, 2022. During the execution of the warrant to search his residence, officers located two firearms. Murray Sr. is on active sex offender registration in St. John Parish and is a convicted felon.
Murray was arrested on the active warrant for first degree rape, third degree rape, oral sexual battery as well as possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He is being held in custody in lieu of a $75,000 bond.
Due to the nature of this investigation involving a juvenile, no further details will be released.
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