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Man Arrested for Sexual Assault

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Detectives have arrested a 19 year old Lafayette Parish man charging him with Forcible Rape and Home Invasion.

On May 29, 2012 a female victim reported that a male had gained entry into her home within Lafayette Parish and sexually assaulted her.  The male suspect reportedly was black with dark skin, clean cut, short black hair with a black tee-shirt over his face. 

During the assault the covering over the face fell and the victim was able to see the suspect.  Through investigative techniques Smith was developed as a suspect and the victim positively identified Smith as her attacker. 

Smith was booked into the parish jail; bond has not yet been set. 

Kip Judice
Lafayette Parish Sheriff's Office
337 236-5876