Feb 5, 2013 1:01 PM by Melissa Canone

CPSO re-arrests man for 3rd time on additional sexual related charges

On February 5, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office arrested Christopher S. Benoit, 40, 2212 Hillary Drive, Vinton, for a 3rd time and charged him with an additional 8 counts of aggravated incest.  According to authorites, detectives received a complaint regarding Benoit sexually abusing a 3rd female family member on numerous occasions for over 4 years beginning in 1989 when the victim was 8 years old.

Benoit was previously arrested on January 17 after an investigation revealed heallegedly  had inappropriate sexual contact with a female family member on numerous occasions, beginning in 2009 when the girl was 9 years old. He was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 2 counts of aggravated rape; and 1 count of aggravated incest with a bond of $270,000 set by Judge Ron Ware.

After his first arrest, the investigation continued and detectives received a separate complaint regarding Benoit sexually abusing a 2nd female family member.  According to authorites, that abuse happeneded on numerous occasions beginning in 1988 when the victim was 6 years old. Benoit was re-arrested on January 24 and charged with 8 counts of aggravated incest and Judge Clayton Davis set his bond at $2,000,000 on the new charges.

Judge Kent Savoie set his bond at $2,000,000 on the new charges, bringing his total bond to $4,700,000 for all three arrests.

CPSO Detective Elizabeth Zaunbrecher is the lead investigator on these cases.



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