By EverythingCenla staff
Leah Gooden, 28, 403 Singer St., Pineville was arrested Wednesday in connection with the rape of an 82-year-old woman who lived at the same address, according to Lt. Darrell B. Basco, public information officer for the Pineville Police Department.
Gooden was arrested on a warrant and booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on charges of cruelty to the infirmed, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Basco said Gooden was the elderly woman’s primary caregiver when Gregory Edwin, who was arrested in January, allegedly raped the woman. Gooden and Edwin were in a relationship at the time of the incident.
At the time of Gooden’s arrest, she allegedly had marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The Office of Community Services took Gooden’s children into protective custody due to Gooden’s arrest.