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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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Grand Isle man accused of raping 6-year-old girl

Grand Isle man accused of raping 6-year-old girl

Louie Dassau, of Grand Isle, was arrested and booked with first-degree rape and indecent behavior with a 6-year-old girl, according to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office.

JPSO investigators arrested Dassau, 39, Monday, according to arrest reports.

Dassau is accused of forcing the girl to perform oral sex, according to Lt. Jason Rivarde, a sheriff’s office spokesman.

According to, the girl told investigators Dassau performed oral sex on her, as well. The Sheriff’s Office also accused him of showing the girl pornography, Rivarde said.

Dassau is known to the victim. The girl told her mother about the abuse, which occurred on more than one occasion. Her mother contacted the sheriff’s office on June 22.

In addition to these charges, Dassau was also booked with two counts of probation violation. He was sentenced to five years of active probation in 2016 after pleading guilty to three counts of hydrocodone distribution and possession of marijuana with the intent to distribute, according to Jefferson Parish court records.

Dassau was arrested on the rape charges after he appeared in court Monday morning for trial on charges of theft, hit and run, simple battery and simple criminal damage to property.

He was being held without bond Thursday at the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center in Gretna.

Anyone with information about Louie Dassau of the investigation is asked to call the JPSO investigations bureau at 505-364-5300. The public can also call Crimestoppers at 504-822-1111 or toll-free at 877-903-7867. Callers of texters do not have to give their names or testify and can earn a $2,500 reward for information that leads to an indictment.