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Man Arrested for Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile

On July 20, 2020, deputies responded to a complaint of a disturbance between Dwayne Thomas and a juvenile female under 16 years of age according to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz.

Posted: Jul 22, 2020 3:05 PM

On July 20, 2020, deputies responded to a complaint of a disturbance between Dwayne Thomas and a juvenile female under 16 years of age according to Sheriff Bobby J. Guidroz.

The juvenile stated that she was on the porch of her residence when Dwayne Thomas stopped his vehicle in front of her driveway and demanded her cell phone. When she refused to give it to him, Mr. Thomas approached the juvenile, forcibly took the phone by twisting her hand and returned to his vehicle.
The juvenile followed Thomas and grabbed the phone. Thomas then punched the juvenile in the arm and threw the phone to the ground, breaking the screen.

Upon further investigation by detectives, it was determined that the juvenile has known Dwayne Thomas for approximately one year and was in a relationship with him previously. The juvenile also stated that Thomas had a nude picture of her and forced her into a sexual relationship by threatening to publish the photo on social media.

The detectives spoke with Dwayne Thomas, who admitted to having a sexual relationship with the juvenile and to the possession of nude photos. He was then booked in at the St. Landry Parish Jail and given a bond of $38,500.

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