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Arrest made for Carnel Knowledge of a Juvenile

Thursday, September 30, 2004

On Wednesday, September 29, 2004, Child Protection Services contacted Juvenile Detectives with the Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office about an incident involving a 15 year-old female and an adult male. Working with Child Protection, Juvenile Detectives uncovered evidence that resulted in the arrest of 40 year-old James E. Avant of Lafayette. He was charged with (3) counts of Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile, and (1) count of Contributing to the Delinquency of a juvenile, stemming from incidents that occurred several months ago at his residence, in the 2500 Block of Ambassador Caffery.

As of this release, James Eugene Avant is being held at the Lafayette Parish Correctional Facility without bond.



Lt. Craig Stansbury
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
Public Information Officer
236-5876