Lake Charles, LA –
In May 2022, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding Jamaal B. Dugas, 38, Lafayette, having inappropriate sexual contact with a girl under the age of 10. The victim advised detectives the incidents occurred in Calcasieu Parish between November 2019 and April 2021.
An investigation was conducted by detectives and the case was turned over to the District Attorney’s Office. In August 2022, Dugas was indicted by a Calcasieu Parish Grand Jury and a warrant was issued for his arrest. In October 2022, he was located in Michigan and arrested. On March 24, he was extradited back to Calcasieu Parish and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 1st degree rape. Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $1.5 million.
CPSO Detective Alexander Vincent is the lead investigator on this case.
An arrest is an indication that probable cause exists to believe the subject was involved in the offense alleged. A person is innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.