BATON ROUGE, La. – An Elayn Hunt Correctional Center inmate has been charged with the aggravated rape of a female correctional officer at the prison this morning. The incident reportedly happened in a cellblock around 9:30. St. Gabriel Police Detectives booked 29-year-old Erick Dehart with Aggravated Rape. Dehart is serving a 30-year sentence for Armed Robbery out of Terrebonne Parish, and a five-year sentence for Simple Burglary out of Lafourche Parish. The sentences are being served consecutively.
The DOC is providing the officer crisis counseling and support at this time.
The Department will not release any additional information at this time, pending the investigation, and out of respect for the officer and her family.