Basile man arrested for aggravated rape
By: PAUL KEDINGER Managing Editor
Louisiana State Police detectives assigned to the Lafayette Field Office, and the US Marshal’s Office arrested a Basile man for aggravated rape and molestation of a juvenile on Thursday, March 24.
In early March 2011, detectives received a complaint about 56-year-old Kenneth James Fontenot of Basile.
The information indicated Fontenot had sex with a 10-year-old girl between the years of 1993 and 1995.
Detectives were able to gather evidence that confirmed the allegations made against Fontenot. Based on this evidence, detectives secured an arrest warrant for Fontenot.
With the assistance of the US Marshal’s Office, Fontenot was arrested without incident for the warrant. He was booked into the St. Landry Parish Jail for aggravated rape and molestation of a juvenile. This case remains under investigation.
This was another case involving Operation Child Watch. Troopers will continue working to locate and arrest those individuals who prey on the innocence of a child. If you know anyone involved in the sexual exploitation of children you are asked to call troopers at 337-262-3341.