Suspect arrested in McNeese rape case - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Man arrested for using wireless router for porn also accused of rape

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LAKE CHARLES, LA (KPLC) - The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office have arrested and charged a Lake Charles man with forcible rape in a parking lot on the campus of McNeese State University.

Authorities arrested 19 year-old Tyler Leger of Lake Charles and charged him with raping an 18 year-old female late Tuesday evening when she was walking out to her vehicle.

"The victim was attempting to get in her vehicle, when she was approached by a man and ended up forcing her to have sex," said Sheriff Tony Mancuso with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

According to authorities the man pushed her to the ground and forced her to have sex with him behind the vehicle in the parking lot.

"Through her description and through talking with McNeese campus police, our investigators were able to come up with a suspect and make an arrest," said Sheriff Mancuso.

This is the second time in less than one week that Leger has been arrested.

On Friday, September 17, Leger was arrested by the Louisiana State Police and charged with pornography involving juveniles and unauthorized use of a wireless router system for pornography involving juveniles. He bonded out on a $25,000 bond on September 17.

"When it's juveniles and you're stealing someone else's Internet system to get that pornography, certainly those charges are serious," said Sheriff Mancuso.

Sheriff Mancuso said these situations need to remind everyone that anything can happen when you least expect it.

"Us as citizens need to take a few precautions that can protect us and that is when you're going out at night try to stay with someone and have the buddy system," said Sheriff Mancuso. "The more people that can walk out together and get in their cars together the safer you'll be."

Tyler Leger has been booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and his bond has been set at $750,000.

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