There is an ongoing investigation into criminal sexual conduct, and one arrest is made by Rapides deputies.
23-year-old Jerad Kenneth Samford of Ball is accused of forcible rape. The complaint was filed March 31st by a family who said their child had been sexually assaulted.
Through an investigation by Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office Detectives, it was discovered that Samford allegedly committed the assault. The evidence was consistent with the allegations and a warrant for Samford’s arrest was secured.
Samford was taken into custody at his residence and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center where he is being held on a $75,000 bond. He is charged with Forcible Rape.
This investigation is ongoing and additional charges are possibly pending.
- KLAX ABC 31 News, April 25, 2013