Man charged with forcible rape of teen

Michelle Stuckey
October 08, 2010 at 8:51 am  | Mobile Reader | Pring this storyPrint 

Leroy Jackson
Leroy Jackson
A LaPlace man was arrested and charged with the forcible rape of a 13-year-old Luling girl.

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.

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