Bogalusa woman, 35, gets one-year in jail for sexual relationship with 15-year-old

Photo courtesy Washington Parish Sheriff's Office

Photo courtesy Washington Parish Sheriff's Office

FRANKLINTON, La. (WGNO) – A 35-year-old Bogalusa woman convicted of having a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old boy will spend one year in jail.

According to a news release from the 22nd District Attorney’s Office, a District judge has sentenced Rachel M. Carrier, 35, to eight years in state prison but suspended that portion of the sentence, as long as she complies with several additional terms.

Carrier, of Bogalusa, will serve one year in the parish jail, five years of probation upon release, and 15 years of registration as a sex offender. She will get credit for the eight months she has already served in jail.

She also is required to receive mental health counseling and have no contact with the victim or his family and no unsupervised contact with minors, except for family members.

Carrier, a mother of five children, including three teenage girls, had sex with the boy on several occasions and sometimes allowed him and his friends, who are also teenage boys, to spend the night at her home.

While the boys were there, Carrier allowed them to smoke and drink, according to the district attorney’s office.

Carrier was arrested by the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office and released on bond, but about six weeks later she was arrested again when authorities discovered she was continuing to see the teenage boy.

Conviction for carnal knowledge of a juvenile carries a maximum penalty of 10 years in prison. The maximum jail time for the contributing to the delinquency of a minor charge is six months.