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Louisiana police officer charged with rape after ‘forcing woman into sex in return for speeding ticket’

Louisiana police officer, 21, has been charged with rape after ‘forcing a woman to have sex with him in exchange for not speeding’

  • Port Barre police officer Darwin Fontenot reportedly offered a woman’s leniency in exchange for sex after stopping her for driving on I-90 on March 10
  • Police opened an investigation after the woman filed a complaint on April 27
  • Fontenot admitted to having sex with the woman, but claimed he was off duty
  • The 21-year-old has been charged with third-degree felony and rape

A Louisiana police officer is said to have forced a woman to have sex with him during a traffic stop in exchange for not giving her a ticket.

21-year-old agent Darwin Fontenot is charged with third-degree felony and rape, defined as sexual activity between an authority figure and someone in custody, in connection with the March incident, Port Barre police said in a statement Saturday.

Fontenot admitted to having sex with the woman, but claimed the couple met after he was off duty, said Chef Deon Boudreaux.

“The public has a high level of law enforcement, and so have I,” said Boudreaux.

It doesn’t justify whether the sexual interaction was consensual or not. I do not tolerate such unprofessional behavior from our police officers. ‘

Officer Darwin Fontenot, 21, was charged with third-degree rape after allegedly forcing a woman to have sex with him in exchange for not speeding during a traffic stop in Port Barre, Louisiana, on March 10

Fontenot can be seen on his graduation from the police academy in November 2019

Fontenot can be seen on his graduation from the police academy in November 2019

Officer Darwin Fontenot, 21, was charged with third-degree rape after allegedly forcing a woman to have sex with him in exchange for not speeding during a traffic stop in Port Barre, Louisiana, on March 10

Authorities began investigating the incident after the Chalmette woman filed a complaint with the St. Bernard Sheriff’s office on April 27.

The woman, who had other unspecified violations to her name, claimed that Fontenot stopped her on March 10 for speeding on Interstate 90 and offered her leniency in exchange for sex.

St Landry Parish Sheriff Bobby Guidroz told the Lafayette daily advertiser that Boudreaux had asked his office to conduct the investigation – in which Fontenot committed known “sexual activity” with the woman.

Boudreaux said Fontenot confessed again when the pair spoke on Saturday morning.

“Even if he’s not on duty, it doesn’t make up for it,” the chef said in an email to the advertiser.

“Neither an officer, nor an official, should engage in such activities to exchange sexual favors for leniency.”

Port Barre police chief Deon Boudreaux (left) said Fontenot (right) admitted to having sex with the woman, but claimed the couple met after he was off duty

Fontenot has been released on bail and remains administrative leave ‘until termination’, the department statement said.

“It’s a sad day when we have to arrest one of us, but wrong is wrong,” said Boudreaux.

“Police officers are trusted with great power and responsibility to do good and be the wedge between good and evil. That confidence is compromised if officers are unprofessional. ‘

Fontenot worked as a correctional officer for the St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s office before joining the Port Barre police about a year and a half ago, Boudreaux said. The officer graduated from the Police Academy in November 2019.

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