BELLE CHASSE, La – Deputies arrested a 37-year-old man for having sex with his 16-year-old daughter, according to a release from the Plaquemines Parish Sheriff’s Office.
The man, whose identity and address is being withheld to protect the identity of the girl, was arrested March 29. Deputies were called to the home after an incest complaint, said the sheriff’s office.
When authorities arrived at the home, the father had left on foot and was reportedly intoxicated, said the sheriff’s office, but deputies were told the father had been “coercing” his daughter to have sex in the past year. The father was found a short time later and placed under arrest.
“During an interview with the victim, it was learned that her father provided her with alcohol prior to the sexual intercourse. The sexual acts occurred during the past year at their Belle Chasse residence, with the most recent occurrence being on Thursday, March 28, 2013,” said the sheriff’s office. He also allegedly had sex with his daughter in two other states.
Police said the father was too intoxicated on March 29 to be questioned by detectives. When he was interviewed by investigators two days later, according to the sheriff’s office, the father confessed to having sex with his daughter twice in the past year in Belle Chasse and having sex with her in Alabama and Florida as well.
The father was booked with disturbing the peace by intoxication, an outstanding Plaquemines Parish bench warrant, two counts of sexual battery, two counts of molestation of a juvenile and two counts of aggravated incest.
The father’s bond was set at $700,000 and he remains in the Plaquemines Parish Jail.