Rodney D. Labat, 63, of LaPlace was arrested May 2, 2023 for rape involving juveniles.

On April 18, 2023, the SJSO received a complaint of allegations of child sexual abuse of three juveniles. During the course of the investigation, detectives obtained evidence that Labat had engaged in sexual contact with a male and female when they were juveniles several years ago. In addition, evidence was obtained that Labat also engaged in sexual contact with another juvenile in March 2023.

Based on investigation, detectives obtained a warrant for Labat’s arrest. He was charged with first degree rape and two counts of aggravated rape.

Labat is being held in custody in lieu of a $750,000 bond.

This investigation is ongoing. Anyone who may have information about other incidents involving Labat is asked to call Det. Lt. Ann Taylor at 504-494-3714.