Assumption man arrested, charged with two counts rape of children

Layne M. Barras, 26, of Napoleonville, was arrested and charged with first-degree rape against two young females according to the Assumption Parish Sheriff Leland Falcon.

In the middle of October 2021, detectives received information from the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office. That included information regarding Barras that he had allegedly committed inappropriate sexual acts with two children, females aged two and five years.

The two alleged victims were well known to Barras. Those allegations included, but was not limited to, showing child pornography to one of the children and then acting the scene out with the child.

During the investigation, detectives interviewed potential witnesses, one of which corroborated the statements made by Barras.

The evidence includes information extremely graphic in nature.

On November 3, 2021, evidence was presented to an Assumption Parish Grand Jury resulting in indictments charging Barras with two counts of first-degree rape.

Layne M. Barras was arrested in Assumption Parish on Wednesday evening and booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.

Barras remains incarcerated and ordered held without bond.

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