Man charged with forcible rape of teen
Leroy Jackson, 38, of 168 River Oaks Drive in LaPlace, was arrested in St. John Parish on Sept. 30 and brought to the Nelson Coleman Correctional Center for booking, according to Capt. Pat Yoes, spokesman for the St. Charles Parish Sheriff's Office.
The Sheriff’s Office would not release any additional information about the crime because it could lead to the victim’s identification.
Jackson's bond was set at $500,000.
Forcible rape charges are brought when a rape victim does not give consent and reasonably believes that resistance would not prevent the rape or when the victim is incapable of giving consent because of a physical or mental incapacity, according to Yoes. The incapacity can be either permanent, such as a mental handicap, or temporary, such as drug use.
The maximum sentence for forcible rape is 40 years in prison.
Subscribe Today and Save!!!
St. Charles Herald-Guide is an award-winning newspaper that covers all aspects of St. Charles Parish - from schools and parish government news to social events, features on our local residents and sports.
Order your subscription today!
Hahnville’s Brandon Singleton won both the 110-and 300-meter hurdle events in the...
Being named Hahnville High School (HHS) valedictorian for the class of 2015 came as...
It had been a long 18-hour day observing a presidential election in the Republic of...
Ashlyn Frahm is this year’s salutatorian for Destrehan High School (DHS)....
HBO is back in St. Charles Parish filming an eight-part series called “Quarry” that...
Although Randall “Randy” Harvey had an idea he might be named Destrehan High School...
To take control of one's life requires courage. Ms.Lucia specializes in depression, stress and anxiety disorders, parent-child relationships, and marital issues. Taking the first step is often the most difficult.
Hahnville grad beats language barrier at HHS - 686 views
Imagine being 9 years old in a foreign country and attending school without knowing the language.