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Arnaudville man held on nearly $1M bond for rape charges

Joseph Martin Jr., 33 (Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office) Joseph Martin Jr., 33 (Source: St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office)
ST. MARTIN PARISH, LA (WAFB) -

An Arnaudville man has been arrested on 14 charges, including rape and indecent behavior with a juvenile, reports the St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Office.

On March 14, an investigation began in reference to the alleged sexual abuse of a juvenile female. Through the course of the investigation, a suspect was identified as Joseph Martin Jr., 33, of Arnaudville. Officials obtained an arrest warrant for Martin on the following charges:

  • Aggravated rape (7 counts)
  • Indecent behavior with a juvenile (6 counts)
  • First degree rape (1 count)

Martin was arrested on Monday, April 24 and was booked into the St. Martin Parish Correctional Center. His bond has been set at $950,000.

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