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.