Man, 72, accused in rape of two young girls

Morgan City police this week arrested a 72-year-old man suspected of raping two girls between 6 and 8 years old, officials said.

Andrew Aucoin, who lives on Bowman Street in Morgan City, was booked on two counts of aggravated rape and oral battery, and other alleged crimes involving the girls.

Morgan City Police Lt. James Blair said the girls told an adult their story about Aucoin, and the adult contacted police. An investigation began in October that led to the arrests.

Aucoin is being held in the Morgan City jail. No bond has been set.