Lake Charles man allegedly rapes 15-year-old

Lorenza Fontenot (Source: CPSO)
Lorenza Fontenot (Source: CPSO)

The following is a Press Release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office:

On May 24, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office deputies were dispatched regarding a report of a rape. The 15-year-old female victim stated Lorenza J. Fontenot, 36, of Lake Charles, took her to a local boat launch during the early morning hours and forcefully raped her.

Further investigation was conducted and on June 27 Judge Clayton Davis signed a warrant for Fontenot's arrest.

While patrolling the area of N. Goos Street and Channel Street in Lake Charles, two CPSO deputies attempted to conduct a traffic stop on a car after identifying Fontenot as the driver.  When the deputies activated their unit lights and sirens, Fontenot stopped the vehicle and fled on foot heading westbound on Channel Street.  Following a brief foot pursuit, Fontenot was apprehended by deputies and was found to be in possession of marijuana.

Fontenot, who also had an active warrant for a parole violation unrelated to this case, was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with forcible rape; resisting an officer by flight; and possession of marijuana.

Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $350,000.

CPSO Detective Kathy LeBlanc is the lead investigator on this case.