The following is a Press Release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:
On October 6, a detective with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office Vice Division observed a 15-year-old boy sitting inside an SUV in a local parking lot with an older man, later identified as Richard C. Roussell, 55, Walker Drive, Westlake. Further investigation revealed Roussell was engaging in inappropriate sexual activity with the victim and has been doing so on numerous occasions for the past year.
During an interview with detectives, Roussell confirmed the allegations.
Roussell was arrested and booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and each charged with 40 counts of sexual battery; and 5 counts of indecent behavior with a juvenile.
Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $500,000.