NATCHITOCHES, LA (KSLA) - A Natchitoches man is waiting behind bars after being accused of raping a juvenile. Simmon Griffin, 28, is charged with one count of third degree rape.
Earlier this month, the guardian of a 14-year-old female went to the Natchitoches Police Department and reported that the juvenile had been raped, according to a news release.
NPD’s Criminal Investigations Division was called to investigate. Detectives learned that the rape had allegedly occurred the previous night on New Year’s Eve.
That's when detectives collected enough evidence to get a warrant for Griffin's arrest.
On Monday, Jan. 14, he turned himself into police.
He was booked in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center.
Anyone who may have any information or who may have been a victim of Griffin are asked to call the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or contact the Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Detective Bobbie Beard at (318) 238-3914. All calls shall be kept confidential.