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Suspect Charged With First Degree Rape of a Juvenile

On February 18, 2021, officers with the Jeanerette Police Department responded to a complaint of indecent behavior with a juvenile.

The investigation led officers to identify the suspect as Matthew Knight. It was learned that Knight had an ongoing sexual relationship with a nine year old child. Knight was charged with first degree rape and booked into the Iberia Parish Jail.

Special thanks to Marshal Fernest “Pac-Man” Martin and the Jeanerette City Marshal’s Office for their assistance with the investigation.

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