Sunshine Man Indicted for Sexual Assault of a Child

Published 1:12 pm Wednesday, September 14, 2022

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On last week, an Ascension Parish Grand Jury returned a true bill of indictment on 39-year-old Derrick Lodge of 1835 Besson Lane Sunshine, LA for the charges of 1st Degree Rape and Molestation of a Juvenile (2 counts).

         On June 25, 2022, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Detectives began investigating a complaint of sexual abuse upon a 12-year-old child. Detectives obtained evidence and statements which indicated that Derrick Lodge had engaged in sexual contact with the child. A warrant of arrest was obtained, and Lodge was arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.


         Assistant District Attorney Craig Stewart is the lead prosecutor on this case.


Submitted by Public Information Officer Tyler Cavalier for 23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky L. Babin.