Mother accused of helping son following escape during court transport

NEW ORLEANS – State police arrested a mother accused of helping her son follwoing his escape from Office of Juvenile Justice (OJJ) custody.

According to state police, 17-year-old Curtis Tassin escaped OJJ custody while being transported to the Juvenile Justice Center in New Orleans on May 31.

Tassin was located in Algiers and taken into custody the next day through the efforts of Louisiana State Police and the New Orleans Police Department Special Operations Division.

LSP continued to investigate the incidents surrounding Tassin’s escape. Through the investigation, officials determined that Tassin’s mother, Kenione Rogers, 32, provided transportation to Tassin following his escape.

Rogers was arrested and charged with principle to simple escape, accessory after the fact to simple escape, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

She was booked into the Orleans Parish Prison. The case remains under investigation.

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