"Sheriff Lonnie Greco announces the arrest of a 37-year-old father for having sexual intercourse with his 16-year-old daughter," Commander Eric Becnel said in a news release. "Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office 1st District Patrol Division responded to an incest complaint in Belle Chasse. Upon arrival, responding deputies learned that a 37-year-old father had been coercing his 16-year-old daughter to have sexual intercourse with him for the past year."
Becnel says that the father got the daughter drunk and had sex with her on multiple occasions.
"During an interview with the victim, it was learned that her father provided her with alcohol prior to the sexual intercourse. The sexual acts occurred during the past year at their Belle Chasse residence, with the most recent occurrence being on Thursday, March 28, 2013. Additionally, the victim reported that her father had sexual intercourse with her in two other states."
The 37-year-old man now faces a string of charges.
"Detectives... obtained an arrest warrant for the father for the crimes of Sexual Battery, Molestation of a Juvenile, and Aggravated Incest," Becnel said. "The father was transported to the Belle Chasse Lockup, where he was subsequently booked with Disturbing the Peace by Intoxication, an outstanding Plaquemines Parish Bench Warrant, two counts of Sexual Battery, two counts of Molestation of a Juvenile, and two counts of Aggravated Incest."
He says the man was drunk when they arrested him, so did not interview him until Monday.
"On Monday, April 1, 2013, Detectives conducted an interview with the father, during which time he confessed to having sexual intercourse with his daughter on two separate occasions during the past year while living in Belle Chasse. The father also admitted to having sexual intercourse with his daughter in Alabama and Florida.
Plaquemines Parish Sheriff's Office Detectives are currently working with authorities in Alabama and Florida."