Bond set at $125K for Ascension deputy accused of having sex with teen on duty

Bond set at $125K for Ascension deputy accused of having sex with teen on duty

ASCENSION PARISH, LA (WAFB) - Bond has been set at $125,000 for a former Ascension Parish deputy who is accused of having sex with a teen runaway.

William Lanoux, 31, appeared before Judge Alvin Turner Monday morning for the bond hearing. He is charged with first-degree rape and malfeasance in office.

Officials with the Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office say they discovered that on Lanoux had met a juvenile, who he'd contacted through a social media site, at an undisclosed location in Prairieville and allegedly had sex with the victim. Lanoux told deputies he was led to believe he was meeting an 18-year-old.

Deputies said the incident happened shortly before Lanoux was going to be off duty.

APSO officials said Lanoux admitted to the incident after an investigation was initiated for a juvenile runaway, who was the victim.

According to APSO spokesperson Allison Hudson, Lanoux is no longer employed by the sheriff's office. He first became a deputy in 2008 and was a plain clothes detective with the criminal investigation division before being fired.

Lanoux is being held in the Ascension Parish Jail.

Copyright 2016 WAFB. All rights reserved.