Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre announced a Lafourche Parish Sheriffs Office deputy is in custody in Terrebonne Parish, charged with Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile. Murphy Melancon (W/M, D.O.B. 05/07/72) of 126 Amber Court in Bourg, La., was arrested and booked Tuesday night following an investigation which revealed Melancon had been involved in a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old female since February 2012.
On Monday, June 25, Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call of a runaway 16-year-old female. Deputies located the 16-year-old, and through investigation, they learned of a possible sexual relationship between her and Melancon. When Terrebonne Parish deputies questioned Melancon about the alleged relationship, Melancon admitted his involvement and was subsequently arrested. He was booked at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex on one count of Felony Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile and is being held in lieu of $25,000 bond. Melancon has no previous criminal history.
Melancon had been assigned to the Patrol Division. His employment with the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office was terminated with his arrest. If convicted, Melancon faces up to 10 years in prison, $5,000 in fines, or both.