Lake Charles man arrested on rape charges

Anthony Pardo (Source: CPSO)
Anthony Pardo (Source: CPSO)

LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - Officials with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested a Lake Charles man on Wednesday on aggravated rape charges.

Authorities say they received information that 48-year-old Anthony Pardo engaged in inappropriate sexual contact with a 21-year-old female acquaintance who suffers from a severely diminished mental capacity.

An investigation revealed those incidents took place on numerous occasions since June.

Detectives questioned Pardo, and they say he confirmed the allegations.

Pardo was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center. He was charged with six counts of aggravated rape. His bond was set at $360,000.

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