Lake Arthur officer accused of rape, molestation

Damon Broussard. (Source: State Police)
Damon Broussard. (Source: State Police)

LAKE ARTHUR, LA (KPLC) - A Lake Arthur police officer has been charged with aggravated rape and molestation of a juvenile, state police said.

Troop I spokesman Stephen Hammons said 37-year-old Damon Broussard, of Egan, was arrested Tuesday following an investigation.

"During the investigation, detectives found that Broussard engaged in sexual activity several years ago with a child who was under 15," Hammons said in a news release. "Detectives also discovered that Broussard engaged in sexual activity with a different child, who under 13."

Hammons said that there is no indication the alleged incidents occurred during Broussard's duties as an officer.

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