APSO makes carnal knowledge arrest

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(Photo courtesy of Jades-APSO)

Information released by the Acadia Parish Sheriff's Office.

Investigators with the Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office have arrested a Morse man and charged him with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile following an investigation into an incident that was reported on Aug. 4.
According to Acadia Parish Sheriff Wayne Melancon a complaint was filed with his office that Travis John Benoit, 25, of the 100 block of Oran Street in Morse had sexual contact with a 16-year-old juvenile.
Investigators learned that Benoit initially made contact with the victim through social media and that the encounter took place in a parking lot in the northwest part of Acadia Parish.
Benoit was arrested without incident and placed in the Acadia Parish Jail with bond set at $100,000 by District Judge David Smith.