Suspect accused of raping a child

A 47-year-old Lockport man is in the custody of the town’s police department after he allegedly raped a juvenile under 13.

On May 15, 2019 at approximately 2:45 p.m., Lockport Police Department officers were contacted by a court-mandated report in reference to an indecent behavior incident involving a juvenile under the age of 13.

Officers then conducted an investigation which implicated Jason Paul Arabie, 47, as the suspect in the incident.

Officers gathered information in which a juvenile victim was sexually assaulted by the suspect. No additional information regarding the incident will be released due to the victim’s age.

Offivers were able to secure an arrest warrant for the suspect on the charge of first-degree rape and on Sept. 28, 2019, the suspect was located and arrested on the active warrant.

Mr. Arabie was arrested and booked accordingly into the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex in Thibodaux. He was charged with First Degree Rape. His bond was set at $250,000.00.