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Juvenile Sex Crime Investigation Leads to a 17-year-old Male Arrested in Assumption Parish

Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon reports that detectives have filed a verified complaint against a now 17-year-old male in connection with a sex crime investigation which occurred during the spring of 2021 inside of an abandon structure in Bertranville..

Detectives initiated an investigation which concluded that the victim was a female under 12 years of age. Detectives secured probable cause sufficient to obtain a verified complaint necessitating the arrest of the suspect which occurred on April 5, 2021, on a charge of first-degree rape. The suspect was ordered held in custody pending the outcome of a 72-hour hearing.

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