Grand jury indicts 39-yr-old for rape of 12-yr-old girl

A 39-yr-old from Sunshine, La in Ascension Parish, was indicted for first degree rape and additional charges.

In June 2022, the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office started investigating a complaint about sexual abuse against a 12-yr-old child.

Detectives say they were able to collect evidence and statement indicating Derrick Lodge of Besson Ln. in Sunshine, had allegedly “engaged in sexual contact with the child.”

Lodge was arrested and booked.

Last week, an Ascension Parish Grand Jury returned a true bill indictment on Lodge. That means they found that there is enough evidence to take Lodge to trial for the charges of first degree rape and two counts of molestation of a juvenile.

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