Vinton man arrested for aggravated rape

Christopher S. Benoit, 40, of Vinton, has been arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with sex crimes involving a juvenile. This is following an investigation after the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office received a complaint on Jan. 17 regarding Benoit having inappropriate sexual contact with a female family member on numerous occasions, beginning in 2009.

Judge Ron Ware set his bond at $270,000.

CPSO Detective Elizabeth Zaunbrecher is the lead investigator on this case. The Department of Child and Family Services are also investigating this case.

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