Jennings couple jailed on sex-related charges - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

Jennings couple jailed on sex-related charges

Jarred P. Pontiff (Source: Jennings Police Department) Jarred P. Pontiff (Source: Jennings Police Department)
Heather Skrantz (Source: Jennings Police Department) Heather Skrantz (Source: Jennings Police Department)
JENNINGS, LA (AP) -

The Jennings Police Department has arrested a couple in an investigation into sex crimes that authorities say involve young victims.

According to Jennings Deputy Chief Danny Semmes, arrested were 29-year-old Jarred P. Pontiff of Youngsville and his girlfriend, 31-year-old Heather Skrantz, of Jennings.

Semmes said the arrests came late Friday after deputies responded to a 911 call regarding a complaint that Pontiff had molested a child.

Semmes said following an investigation, Pontiff was arrested for simple rape and aggravated rape. Skrantz was charged with accessory after the fact in the case.

Pontiff remains in jail on $500,000 bond. Skrantz was jailed on $10,000 bond and was later released.

Semmes said that Pontiff is a registered sex offender out of Lafayette Parish who was recently released from prison.

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