During September 2010, Assumption Parish Sheriff's Office was notified by a parent that her 17 year old daughter had been raped by a male subject whom she indentified as Johnell Nora, age 43 of 29638 Highway 1 Labadieville. The victim was taken to a local hospital for examination and later interviewed by a Forensic Interviewer with Lafourche Children's Advocacy Center. In that interview, the victim advised that the suspect forced her to have sex with him and told her that if she told anyone "he would kill her.” She also indicated that when she was 16 years old, he had inappropriate contact with her. The sexual assault kit taken after the alleged rape was sent to the Louisiana State Police Crime Laboratory and the crime lab report confirmed that the DNA obtained from the evidence matched the suspect's DNA.
Johnell Nora was arrested on Thursday, December 9th and was charged with Forcible Rape and Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile. Bond has not been set as of the time of this release.