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Man accused of sexually assaulting young girl

James Lacaze, 34, accused of sexually assaulting a young girl James Lacaze, 34, accused of sexually assaulting a young girl
TERREBONNE PARISH, LA (WVUE) -

The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office arrested a man Tuesday after a complaint that a juvenile was sexually assaulted.

Deputies say they got the complaint against 34-year-old James Lacaze III on Jan. 7. They contacted the mother and the juvenile female victim who is under 13-years-old. Terrebonne Parish detectives further investigated the matter.

During the investigation detectives received information that the sexual encounters occurred over a two year period. The last encounter was reportedly a few weeks prior to being reported to the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office.

On Jan. 12, Lacaze turned himself in to detectives at the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office. When questioned by detectives Lacaze denied the allegations made against him.

Lacaze was arrested for aggravated rape. He was booked into the Terrebonne Parish Jail pending a bond hearing.

Due to the nature of the investigation and the age of the victim, detectives say there will be no further information released at this time. 

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