A second suspect has been arrested in connection with an alleged rape earlier this month, Houma Police said.

Robert F. Parfait, 48, of 1818 Harvest St. in Houma, was taken into custody Thursday without incident, Houma Police Chief Dana Coleman said today.

Parfait and his girlfriend, Autumn Naquin, are accused of having sex with an unidentified 20-year-old-woman without her consent, authorities said.

Naquin was arrested at her Harvest Street home Feb. 15, but investigators could not find Parfait at the residence, Coleman said.

Police obtained a warrant for Parfait’s arrest and were able to find him in Corpus Christi, Texas.

“He was working out of town, and we coordinated with authorities in another jurisdiction to apprehend him,” Coleman said.

Parfait and Naquin are charged with third-degree rape. Coleman did not elaborate on Parfait and Naquin’s relationship to the alleged victim.

In addition, Houma Police found various types of narcotics at the suspects’ home, including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, diazepam and drug paraphernalia, Coleman said.

As a result, the suspects were additionally charged for distribution of Schedule IV drugs, two counts of possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of a controlled dangerous substance I and drug paraphernalia.

Coleman said authorities also discovered two children in the home, so Parfait and Naquin were additionally charged with two counts of possession of narcotics in the presence of a juvenile.

State law defines third-degree rape as a crime committed when anal, oral or vaginal sexual intercourse is deemed to be without the lawful consent of a victim because the victim was incapable of resisting or understanding the nature of the act by reason of intoxication and the offender knew or should have known of the victim’s incapacity.

The law also defines third-degree rape when a victim “submits under the belief that the person committing the act is someone known to the victim, other than the offender, and such belief is intentionally induced by any artifice, pretense or concealment practiced by the offender.”

Those convicted of third-degree rape could face up to 25 years of prison with or without hard labor and without the benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

Parfait and Naquin remain in the Terrebonne Parish jail.

 

 

 

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Two Houma residents are facing third-degree rape charges after being accused of having sex with a woman without her consent, authorities said.

According to Houma Police Chief Dana Coleman, Autumn Naquin of 1818 Harvest St. and Robert F. Parfait, 48, also of Harvest Drive, are accused of raping an unidentified 20-year-old woman.

Coleman said Naquin and Parfait were in a relationship but did not elaborate on their connection to the alleged victim.

After investigators conducted a search on Naquin’s Harvest Drive residence, Houma Police arrested her on Wednesday for the alleged third-degree rape, Coleman said in a news release.

In addition, Houma Police located various types of narcotics at the home including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamines, diazepam and drug paraphernalia, the news release said.

As a result, Naquin was additionally charged for distribution of Schedule IV drugs, two counts of possession of Schedule II drugs, possession of a controlled dangerous substance I and drug paraphernalia.

Coleman said authorities also discovered two juveniles in the home, so Naquin was additionally charged with two counts of possession of narcotics in the presence of a juvenile.

Naquin was taken into custody at her residence and was transported to the Terrebonne Parish jail, but police were unable to locate Parfait, Coleman said.

Warrants were obtained through the 32nd Judicial District Court for Parfait’s arrest on the same charges.

State law defines third-degree rape as a rape committed when anal, oral or vaginal sexual intercourse is deemed to be without the lawful consent of a victim because it is committed when the victim is incapable of resisting or understanding the nature of the act by reason of intoxication and the offender knew or should have known of the victim’s incapacity.

The law also defines third-degree rape when a victim “submits under the belief that the person committing the act is someone known to the victim, other than the offender, and such belief is intentionally induced by any artifice, pretense or concealment practiced by the offender.”

Those convicted of third-degree rape could face up to 25 years of prison with or without hard labor and without the benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.

Anyone with information on this investigation is asked to contact the Houma Police Department or Bayou Region Crime Stoppers at 1-800-743-7433 or by texting “GIVEATIP” plus your message to 274637.

 

 

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