A man serving time in a southwest Louisiana parish has admitted he raped three women he knew and also committed sex crimes on his then-juvenile son and two other boys when he lived in St. Bernard Parish several years ago, St. Bernard Sheriff James Pohlmann said Wednesday.
The name of the 34-year-old man is not being released to protect the identity of the alleged victims. A news release from Pohlmann’s office did not say what crime or crimes the man is serving time for, or where he is in custody.
Authorities learned of the incidents several months ago when the man gave a letter to jail officials in the other parish admitting to the rapes and other sex crimes in St. Bernard, Pohlmann said.
The sheriff’s juvenile division opened an investigation after being notified of the confession.
The three women, the man’s son and that boy’s half-brother have been identified as victims.
Investigators have not yet identified the final alleged victim, who also was a boy when the sex crimes reportedly were committed.
All of the incidents happened before Hurricane Katrina flooded the parish in August 2005, Pohlmann said.
The man was taken Tuesday to the St. Bernard Parish jail and booked on four counts of rape and one count of sexual battery before he was returned to the unidentified parish where he is serving time.
A detainer, a document used to flag officials about the pending charges, will be placed on his name, meaning he should be returned to St. Bernard when he is released by the other parish.
In an unrelated St. Bernard case, another man was booked with sexual battery and indecent behavior with a juvenile. Both charges involve an 11-year-old girl the man knew, Pohlmann said. The man’s identity is not being released to protect the victim’s identity.
The sheriff did not say when the second man is suspected of committing the crimes.
The man is being held in the St. Bernard Parish jail. His bond has been set at $60,000.