Prairieville man accused of beating, raping woman turns himself in

Prairieville man accused of beating, raping woman turns himself in

PRAIRIEVILLE, LA (WAFB) - On Monday, November 21, Stephen Janis, 55, of Prairieville, turned himself in and was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.

Ascension Parish deputies were searching for Janis, who was accused of beating and raping a woman.

Janis is charged with first-degree rape, false imprisonment with a dangerous weapon, aggravated assault with a firearm, and second-degree battery.

The victim told deputies that during the evening on Thursday, November 17, Janis, a known acquaintance, held her against her will, beat her, and then raped her. She was treated at a local hospital for her injuries.

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