(8/9/2018) Louisiana State Police say a Lake Providence man has been arrested for the 2017 rape of a East Carroll Parish teenager.
Wednesday, State Police say 19-year-old Richard Lockhart, Jr was arrested. They say their investigation revealed he had sex with a teenager in November of 2017.
Below is the full press release from LSP:
In November, 2017, Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit received a complaint in reference to a juvenile being raped by a teenager in East Carroll Parish.
During this investigation it revealed 19-year-old Richard Lockhart Jr. of Lake Providence had sexual intercourse with a teenager. On August 8, 2018, Lockhart was arrested and later transferred to River Bend Correctional Center in Lake Providence where he was charged with 1st degree rape.
This is an ongoing and active investigation, with no further information at this time.
The Louisiana State Police on-line reporting system is available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting www.lsp.org and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.