A LaPlace man was arrested and charged with three counts of aggravated rape on suspicion that he had inappropriate sexual contact with a special needs adult in St. Charles Parish.
St. Charles Parish deputies arrested Alfred Purcell Jr., 48, of 141 Oak Moss Drive, after an investigation prompted by a report from the victim’s guardian that an incident took place.
Detectives determined three separate occasions where Purcell allegedly had inappropriate, non-consensual sexual contact with the victim, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
Purcell was identified as a friend of the victim’s family.
He is being held at Nelson Coleman Correctional Facility on $100,000 bond.