Lake Charles, LA –
On December 29 Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a complaint in reference to a women being raped at a local inpatient treatment facility. During the investigation the victim, who was a patient of the facility, told detectives she had gone to sleep on the previous night and was awoken by a man, later identified as Joshua J. Lewis Jr. 33, 5684 Joli Bois Drive, Lake Charles, a security guard at the facility, entering her room and having sexual intercourse with her. She then advised detectives when Lewis heard noises coming from the hallway he pulled up his pants and left her room. The victim was transported to a hospital where the examination revealed injuries consistent with rape.
On January 6 when detectives spoke with Lewis he denied raping or having sexual intercourse with the victim. He advised detectives he entered the victim’s room because she called him to go in as he passed her room in the hallway. When detectives reviewed video surveillance they observed Lewis walking down the hallway and entering the victim’s room, where the door was closed. Administrators at the facility advised detectives that their policy states that there must be two security guards together to enter a female patient’s room.
Lewis was arrested and booked into Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with third degree rape.
Judge Guy Bradberry set his bond at $250,000.
CPSO Detective Michelle Robinson is the lead investigator on this case.