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Officer arrested for battery of juvenile rape suspect

Officer James Dipuma (Source: LPSO) Officer James Dipuma (Source: LPSO)
Raymond Robison (Source: LPSO) Raymond Robison (Source: LPSO)
LIVINGSTON PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

According to officials, a Walker, LA police officer was arrested after being accused of hitting a juvenile rape suspect several times who was already in custody.

The Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a disturbance on Walker South Road in Denham Springs, LA. When deputies arrived on the scene, a Walker Police Officer had a suspect in custody.

The suspect, 19-year-old Raymond Robison, is accused engaging in sexual acts with a juvenile.

The officer, 32-year-old James Dipuma, is accused of striking Robison several times while in custody. According to officials, Dipuma also failed to stop a family member of the victim from hitting the suspect while in custody.

Officer Dipuma was arrested and charged with malfeasance in office and second degree battery. He is no longer in the Livingston Parish Detention Center.

Raymond Robison was arrested and charged with molestation of a juvenile, resisting an officer and aggravated rape. He is currently in the Livingston Parish Detention Center and his bond is set at $150,500.

The family member of the victim who hit the suspect was arrested and charged with simple battery. He is no longer in the Livingston Parish Detention Center.

The investigation is ongoing.

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