Teen to be tried as adult for allegedly sexually assaulting child

Published: Jun. 6, 2023 at 1:39 PM CDT|Updated: Jun. 6, 2023 at 10:40 PM CDT
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CADDO PARISH, La. (KSLA) - A Caddo Parish teenager will be tried as an adult for sexually assaulting a child, the Caddo Parish Sheriff’s Office reports.

A custody hearing was held on June 5 at Caddo Juvenile Court. Following the hearing, it was determined that jurisdiction over Miguel Foret, 17, could be transferred to District Court under provisions of Section 305 of the Louisiana Children’s Code.

Foret’s alleged victim is under 6-years-old, CPSO says. Police investigation continues into whether he has perpetrated similar criminal acts against other juveniles.

On June 2, a detective with the Youth Services Unit arrested the teenager for the alleged crime. Officials say a forensic interview showed the victim was assaulted on multiple different occasions.

The teen was charged with first-degree rape and indecent behavior with a juvenile; he was booked into the Caddo Juvenile Detention Center.

Due to the nature of the alleged crimes and victim(s), no further information can be released.