NAPOLEONVILLE, La. (WGNO) – A former Ascension Parish deputy is under arrest for malfeasance in office and first-degree rape.
According to the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office, the investigation began Monday night, when deputies learned that 31-year-old William Lanoux of Prairieville allegedly had sex with a juvenile while on duty.
Lanoux reportedly met the juvenile on a social media site and then met her at an undisclosed location in Prairieville. Lanoux said he believed he was meeting an 18-year-old girl.
He was on duty and was getting off work soon after meeting the girl.
Lanoux reportedly admitted to having sex with the girl, who was also reported as a juvenile runaway.
He has been a sheriff’s office employee since 2008 and most recently worked as a detective. He was terminated immediately after his arrest.
Lanoux was booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.