THIBODAUX – A
man was indicted
on one count of
Rape by a
Eric Matherne, 24, is alleged to have committed the
offense on July 18, 2017. He is currently being held in the Lafourche Parish
Detention Center on a $500,000 bond.
Matherne is scheduled to appear in court on September 14 for his formal
arraignment as well as a bond reduction hearing. He is represented by the
public defender’s office.
"Our focus now is to move this matter to trial as efficiently as
possible," said First Assistant District Attorney Kristine Russell, who
presented the matter to the grand jury and handles all sexual assault cases
alleged to have been committed against juveniles. "The grand jury indictment
allows us to proceed with the charge that we feel is the most appropriate,
based on the facts revealed in this investigation."
First Degree Rape, formerly known in Louisiana as Aggravated Rape,
carries a mandatory punishment of life in prison without the benefit of
probation, parole or suspension of sentence.
September 19, 2017
THIBODAUX – The
sponsoring a one
(1) hour state
training for all
and parish board
training will be
held at 2:00
p.m. on Tuesday,
October 24, 2017
at the Warren