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Arnaudville Man Arrested On Aggravated Rape, Indecent Behavior With Juveniles and First Degree Rape Charges - 4/24/2017 -

PRESS RELEASE

St. Martin Parish Sheriff’s Office

April 24, 2017

9:10 p.m.

Contact: Major Ginny Higgins

Public Information Officer

(337) 394-3071

Arnaudville Man Arrested On Aggravated Rape, Indecent Behavior With Juveniles and First Degree Rape Charges

(St. Martinville, LA)-On March 14, 2017 an investigation was initiated in reference to alleged sexual abuse of a juvenile female. Through the course of the investigation a suspect was identified as Joseph Martin Jr., 33, Arnaudville, LA. At the culmination of the investigation a Warrant of Arrest was obtained for Joseph Martin, Jr., for the following offenses:

LA. R.S. 14:42 Aggravated Rape(7 counts)

LA. R.S. 14:81 Indecent Behavior With Juveniles (6 counts)

LA. R.S. 14:42First Degree Rape (1 count)

This afternoon, Joseph Martin, Jr., was arrested on the above charges and following his arrest, he was booked in to the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. His bond has been set at $950,000.00.

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