Girl’s relative, 17, also faces charges
Two men are accused of having sex with a 13-year-old girl Sunday in a Baton Rouge hotel after smoking marijuana with the girl and her 17-year-old relative.
The Baton Rouge men, Myron Robinson, 26, and Terry Landry, 22, both told East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office investigators during questioning that they thought the teen was 17 or 18 years old, according to affidavits of probable cause.
But the 17-year-old relative, also of Baton Rouge, said the men knew the girl was 13 because she told them the girl’s age at the hotel before smoking marijuana and because the two men have known the girl for several months, the affidavits say.
Robinson and Landry drove to the Glen Oaks area at about 4:30 a.m. Sunday and picked up the 17-year-old and the 13-year-old girls, then drove to a hotel and rented two rooms, the affidavits say.
The relative “further stated the reason they had gone to the hotel and gotten separate rooms was for them to have sexual intercourse,” the affidavits say.
The four smoked marijuana, then Robinson took the 13-year-old girl into his room and had sex with her, the affidavits say.
Shortly after, Landry took the same girl into his room and had sex, the affidavits say.
Later that day, detectives interviewed the 13-year-old girl and she told them she had sex with Robinson and Landry, the affidavits say.
“The juvenile stated the (17-year-old relative) later inquired about her sexual experience, after the acts were completed,” the affidavit says.
Racheal Hebert, executive director of the Sexual Trauma Awareness and Response Center in Baton Rouge, said in many carnal knowledge cases, there are usually much deeper issues in play.
“So the issue is then when people see these cases and they think, ‘Oh, the girl consented,’ but if you really look at what type of power the perpetrator has over them, or in this case a (relative) who is older, you really can’t argue that that person could have consented when there could be some coercion or threats involved in that person engaging in what’s perceived as a consensual act,” she said.
She said these types of cases are common.
“They are incredibly common, and they are a huge problem in Baton Rouge, because we’re not addressing the real problem, which is why do we feel that adults have entitlement to have sex with people who are children,” Hebert said.
Robinson, 6315 Flag St., Baton Rouge, was booked into Parish Prison on counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, possession of marijuana and improper turn signal.
Landry, 1008 Avenue L, Baton Rouge, was booked on felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.
The 17-year-old relative, whose name is being withheld to protect the identity of the 13-year-old, also was booked on counts of principal to carnal knowledge of a juvenile, contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile, possession of marijuana and possession of schedule II narcotics.