Three men were arrested for inappropriate conduct with a teenage girl, two charged with third-degree rape while one was charged with sexual battery.
Taylor Fontenot, 18, of Larose, and Davery Gaspard, 28, of Galliano Both were charged with third degree rape in the incident.
Dylan Bergeron, 18, of Golden Meadow, was charged with sexual battery for his role in the incident.
At 3:15 a.m. on Sunday, August 9, the Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office received a report that a teenage girl had been missing for approximately three hours. A short time later, the girl was located. Investigators learned two men, Fontenot and Gaspard, had allegedly engaged in nonconsensual sexual intercourse with the teenager during the time she was missing.
Both Fontenot and Gaspard were brought in for questioning. During his initial interview, Gaspard gave what was later determined to be false statements regarding the incident. During a follow-up interview, however, Gaspard fully admitted to his involvement in the crime. He further admitted to destroying the clothing he wore during the incident and that he purchased alcohol for minors that night.
Fontenot also admitted to his involvement during an interview with investigators.
Both were charged with third degree rape in the incident. Gaspard was additionally charged with obstruction of justice, unlawful purchase of alcohol for persons under 21, and criminal mischief. Both were booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center on Thursday, August 20.
Gaspard is being held in lieu of $53,000 bond, while Fontenot was released after posting $25,000 bond.
On Friday, August 21, investigators were conducting a follow-up interview with Bergeron who they had identified as a witness in the case. During the interview, Bergeron admitted to committing sexual battery on the victim that night.
He was booked into the Lafourche Parish Detention Center where he is being held in lieu of $10,000 bond.
Posted on Tue, August 25, 2015
by Lafourche Parish Sheriff's Office