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21-Year-Old Raceland Man Arrested for Having Sex with a Teenager

21-Year-Old Raceland Man Arrested for Having Sex with a Teenager

Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of a 21-year-old Raceland man wanted for allegedly having sex with a minor. James Brown was arrested on Wednesday, October 15 on outstanding warrants for felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and two counts of contempt of court.

In late September, the parents of a Raceland teenager contacted the Sheriff's Office after learning the teen allegedly had sexual relations with an older man. Through investigation, detectives learned James Brown allegedly had consensual sexual intercourse with the teenager on at least one occasion in late September.

Brown also had two outstanding warrants for contempt of court. Detectives made multiple attempts to have Brown come in for questioning but eventually obtained a warrant for his arrest for felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

On Wednesday, October 15, detectives located Brown and placed him under arrest. He was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked on the aforementioned warrants. He is currently being held in lieu of $25,000 bond as set by Judge John LeBlanc.