Sheriff Mike Waguespack reports the arrests of three adults and the issuance of a warrant for a fourth in connection with three separate investigations involving juvenile victims.
In the first case, Jacob Collingwood 18yoa, of 134 Mary Ann Street in Pierre Part was arrested on warrants for Sexual Battery and Oral Sexual Battery. The investigation into this matter revealed that in early September, Collingwood engaged in sexual activity with a 13 year old. The incident took place at a residence on Curtis Street in Pierre Part.
Collingwood was on arrested at his residence on Tuesday and transported to the Assumption Parish Detention Center. Bond has been set at $50,000.
In the second case, APSO Detectives arrested Lauren James 19yoa and her boyfriend, Christopher Cook 21yoa, for Cruelty to a Juvenile involving James's 4 year old son. The abuse first came to light when officials at Napoleonville Primary School discovered severe bruising on the child's back, arms and legs. School officials reported the injuries to the Louisiana Office of Child Services. OCS notified the Sheriff's Office and a joint investigation was launched into the matter.
The preliminary investigation revealed that the boy's mother and boyfriend were responsible for his injuries. Because of this the 4 year old and his 1 year old brother were taken into custody by OCS and placed in a safe environment.
On Tuesday afternoon James and Cook were arrested at their residence on Railroad Ave. in Napoleonville. Bond was set at $20,000 for each individual.
In the third case, Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Timothy Randazzo Jr 18 yoa for Molestation of a Juvenile. The warrant was issued as a result of an investigation into Randazzo's sexual misconduct with a 4 year old girl. The incident in question took place at Randazzo's residence on Hwy 403 in Paincourtville.
Randazzo is currently incarcerated in Ascension Parish for charges related to the aggravated rape of an 11 year old girl. A hold has been placed on Randazzo in connection with the latest warrant.
Anyone with information concerning this matter can contact the Criminal Investigation Division at 985-526-1627 or the Communications Division at 985-369-2912.
Jacob Collingwood Timothy Randazzo
Christopher Cook Lauren James