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Morgan City Man Arrested On First Degree Rape Charges

Johnell Thomas, 52 years of age, of Leona St., Morgan City, LA, arrested on 4/06/2022 @ 9:48 a.m.

Charges:

First Degree Rape (2 counts)

Sexual Battery (5 counts)

Oral Sexual Battery (5 counts)

Indecent Behavior with Juveniles (5 counts)

Aggravated Crimes Against Nature (15 counts)

Investigators with the Morgan City Police Department Detectives Division began an investigation in regard to allegations of sexual misconduct. Johnell Thomas was identified as the suspect in the investigation. According to reports, Thomas was allegedly involved in illicit sexual activity with a juvenile. Warrants were obtained for Thomas’ arrest. This morning, Thomas was located and arrested in the area of Leona Street on the active arrest warrants. Thomas was transported to the Morgan City Jail where he was booked and incarcerated. The investigation is still ongoing. Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to  contact the Morgan City Police Department Detectives Division @ (985)380-4605.

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