Lake Charles –
On April 5, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a call in reference to a carnal knowledge of a juvenile. During the investigation a 15 year old girl advised detectives she and Raymond P. Casteel, 30, Sulphur, had sexual intercourse on three separate occasions in January. The girl told detectives she had previously met Casteel once in person and had been communicating with him on social media prior to them having sexual intercourse. When questioned by detectives Casteel confirmed he had sexual intercourse with the victim on one occasion.
On April 12 Casteel was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 3 counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. He was released the following day on a $75,000 bond set by Judge David Ritchie.
CPSO Detective Kara Adams is the lead investigator on this case.