LaPlace man charged with raping special needs adult in St. Charles Parish

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.

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