ARABI, LA (WVUE) - An Arabi man was sentenced to life in prison, plus 62 years for raping a 10-year-old boy and molesting another boy.
David Merwin, 34, was found guilty on March 27th of aggravated rape and molestation of a juvenile and indecent behavior with a juvenile.
According to the St. Bernard Sheriff's Office, the rape charge carried a mandatory life in prison sentence.
A judge sentenced Merwin on April 10th to an additional 50 years on the molestation conviction and 12 more years on the indecent behavior with a juvenile conviction.
The sentences are to be served consecutively.