Lake Charles –
In September 2014, Erick G. Gragg, 36, 6887 Earl Ellender Rd., Sulphur, was arrested by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office and charged with molestation of a juvenile, after it was learned he had inappropriate contact with a 6 year old girl.
On April 22, detectives received information Gragg had possibly violated the conditions of his bond by having contact with the juvenile victim, and in a separate incident, having unsupervised contact with at least one other child. Detectives met with him who confirmed the allegations. Judge David Ritchie ordered Gragg’s bond revoked and he was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.
In June detectives received information that Gragg had inappropriate sexual contact with two other victims. One of the victims, who is a family member, advised detectives that Gragg had inappropriate sexual contact with her beginning when she was 7 years old until she was 14. She told detectives that in January of this year Gragg brought her to a hotel in Sulphur and had sexual intercourse with her. Another victim, who is also a family member, stated that Gragg inappropriately touched her numerous times, starting when she was 2 years old. She also told detectives that Gragg had inappropriate sexual contact with her when she was in 7th grade.
Gragg, who is already being housed at the Calcasieu Correctional Center, was re-arrested and charged with 5 counts of aggravated incest; and 2 counts of aggravated crime against nature. Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $1.35 million.
A new LA law has changed the crime of incest to crime against nature, but Gragg was charged under the old law because the 5 counts of aggravated incest he is charged with happened prior to the new law becoming effective.
CPSO Detective Cinnamon Salvador is the lead investigator on this case.
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nochmoes (Thursday, 06 August 2015 03:40)
Y'all should just take him out back and accidentally discharge your fire arm
6 years old really? If I was the arresting officer I'm pretty sure he would have tried to "excape" or maybe I would feel like my life was in danger. I mean this guy picks on big bad 6 year old. He is lucky it want my daughter.oh wait it was his.waste of a jail cell. A drug dealer could be on his bunk.He won't need a bunk anyway bubba gonna let him sleep in his bunk. Oh yeah I love karma
Sheila E lassabe (Friday, 30 October 2020 22:34)
It was a hard trial to sit through. Sickening heartbreaking devastating. I'm glad i turned him in. He was given 35 no parole for 25 then other children he took a plea on the 6 year old and one other child and he received 15 years ran consecutive to the 35. Also life time restraining order. He hid it well. Molesting since he was 18 at least jailed at 40 something. Lived in many states. There are other victims who would not come forward. No telling how many. Evil