- Associated Press - Monday, December 17, 2018

GRETNA, La. (AP) - Authorities say a Massachusetts man has been arrested and extradited to Louisiana to face accusations that he repeatedly raped a young girl and boy in the 1970s.

Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesman Capt. Jason Rivarde tells NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune that 73-year-old Jason Vendrick Franklin Sr. was booked with two counts of aggravated rape.

Rivarde says Franklin is accused of raping the victims sometime between 1973 and 1977 when they were between the ages of 2 and 7. Authorities say the rapes happened in Waggaman and Bridge City.

It’s unclear if Franklin has a lawyer who could comment.


Information from: The Times-Picayune, http://www.nola.com

Sign up for Daily Newsletters

Manage Newsletters

Copyright © 2019 The Washington Times, LLC.

Please read our comment policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide