Lake Charles, LA –
On June 1 the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding John K. Sam, 55, 2412 Mary Street, Lake Charles, having inappropriate sexual contact with a female family member, who is now 14, on one occasion when she was approximately 3 years old.
On July 5 after further investigation, Judge David Ritchie signed a warrant for Sam’s arrest in the amount of $400,000 for aggravated incest. Later the same day Sam was located at his residence and was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with aggravated incest. A new LA law has changed the crime of incest to crime against nature, but Sam was charged under the old law because the unlawful occurrences happened prior to the new law becoming effective.
CPSO Detective Sarah Stubbs is lead investigator in the case.