Lake Charles, LA –
On July 3, 1988, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a complaint in regards to an aggravated rape.
During the investigation, the victim advised deputies an unknown man broke into her residence through a window. She stated the suspect hit her until she lost consciousness, and when she woke up she was being raped. The victim was transported to a local hospital for treatment, at which time DNA was located and collected.
Due to upgrades in technology since the original incident occurred, the SWLA Crime Lab recently submitted the DNA collected from the scene into Combined DNA Index Systems (CODIS). Detectives with the CPSO Special Victims Unit were later notified that the DNA was a match for Dartanyan K. Breaux, 57, Lake Charles.
On April 19, SVU detectives located Breaux. After speaking with detectives, he was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with aggravated rape. Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $950,000.
CPSO Special Victims Unit Detective Cory Myers 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.