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.