By EverythingCenla staff
Joseph Jessie LeJeune III, 41, 697 Elmer Road, Elmer, was arrested at 3:20 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center on sex-related charges, according to Sheriff Chuck Wagner
The parish Investigative Division arrested LeJeune and charged him with four counts of aggravated rape; two counts of sexual battery; pornography involving juveniles; and aggravated battery.
The arrest was the result of a continuing investigation. The latest charges accuse LeJeune of having sexual relationship with a juvenile relative; striking the relative with a board; and sending and receiving inappropriate photos, including child pornography, over the Internet.
Earlier, RPSO arrested LeJeune on Jan. 12 and charged him with indecent behavior with juveniles, and 29 counts of pornography involving juveniles. Bond was set at $50,000 for each of the 30 counts.
He has been in the parish jail since Jan. 12.
The latest charges involve the same case and victim.The investigation is continuing, including efforts to identify victims located in other jurisdictions, Wagner said.