A Louisiana inmate allegedly rapes guard, faces new charges

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In this photo taken May 13, 2011, a guard is shown in a tower at the Arkansas Department of Correction Tucker Unit near Tucker, Ark. AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

ST. GABRIEL, La. (AP) — An inmate serving 30 years for armed robbery at a Louisiana prison is facing new charges after he allegedly raped a female guard at the facility on Friday. The state Department of Public Safety and Corrections, in a news release, said Erick Dehart, 29, has been charged with aggravated rape. Authorities say the alleged incident happened in a cellblock at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St. Gabriel around 9:30 a.m.. The department did not release any further details about the reported attack. The guard’s name or length of employment was not released.

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