Lafourche Parish Sheriff Craig Webre reported the arrest of a Lockport man for the rape of a woman from the South Lafourche area. John Delatte Jr. (W/M, D.O.B. 10/16/1970) of 8874 Highway 308 was arrested by detectives Thursday following an investigation into the incident.
Through investigation, detectives learned Delatte had allegedly taken the woman to his Lockport residence Wednesday night and forced her to have sexual intercourse against her will. Through the course of events, Delatte also committed a battery on the woman and damaged property as well. The woman later reported the incident to deputies and disclosed this was the second time Delatte had forced her to have sexual intercourse against her will. The first incident allegedly occurred about one month prior.
Following an investigation into the matter, detectives obtained warrants and arrested Delatte on Thursday. He was transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center in Thibodaux where he was booked on two counts of simple rape, simple battery and simple criminal damage to property. He is being held in lieu of $102,000 as set by the warrants.