Arabi man sentenced to life in prison for rape of boy

Arabi man sentenced to life in prison for rape of boy

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.

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