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Larose man indicted for aggravated rape

Larose man indicted for aggravated rape

A Larose man was indicted by a Lafourche Parish grand jury for the aggravated rape of a woman in the 1980’s.

Warren Danos, 81, is accused of raping a young girl over a period of time during the mid- to late-eighties. The victim, who was born in 1977, came forward in December of 2014 with the allegations against Danos.

The case was presented to the grand jury by First Assistant District Attorney Kristine Russell and ADA Stephen Caillouet.

Because aggravated rape carries a mandatory punishment of life in prison, there is no statute of limitations under Louisiana law.

The Hon. John E. LeBlanc originally set the defendant’s bond at $5,000 based on the arrest warrant, but following his indictment it was increased to $200,000 by the Hon. F. Hugh Larose. Larose also ordered that Danos be taken into custody subject to the new bail obligation, as he had been free after posting the original bond.

Danos, who pled not guilty at his formal arraignment, has a pending pretrial conference date set for November 10, 2015 before Judge LeBlanc. In the event that the defendant posts bond, the court also imposed a stay-away order in favor of the victim.