Lake Arthur man accused of raping mentally disabled man

(Source: JDPSO)
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Updated: Oct. 9, 2019 at 2:47 PM CDT
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LAKE ARTHUR, La. (KPLC) - A Lake Arthur man has been arrested after allegedly raping a handicapped man, according to Chief Deputy Chris Ivey.

Edgar Wayne Lavergne, 63, is accused of having inappropriate contact with the victim on two occasions.

The investigation began on Monday, Oct. 7 after deputies got a report of a sexual assault. The victim, a mentally disabled man, told deputies that he was involved in a sexual encounter with Lavergne.

Lavergne is facing two counts of third-degree rape and is being held without bond.

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