Jeff Davis

Aug 15, 2012 5:37 PM by Associated Press

Jennings Couple Accused of Sex Crimes with Children

Jennings (AP)- The Jennings Police Department has arrested a couple in an investigation into sex crimes that authorities say involve young victims.

According to Jennings Deputy Chief Danny Semmes, arrested were 29-year-old Jarred P. Pontiff of Youngsville and his girlfriend, 31-year-old Heather Skrantz, of Jennings.

Semmes said the arrests came late Friday after deputies responded to a 911 call regarding a complaint that Pontiff had molested a child.

Semmes said following an investigation, Pontiff was arrested for simple rape and aggravated rape. Skrantz was charged with accessory after the fact in the case.

Pontiff remains in jail on $500,000 bond. Skrantz was jailed on $10,000 bond and was later released.

Semmes said that Pontiff is a registered sex offender out of Lafayette Parish who was recently released from prison.

Source of Mugs:  Jennings Police Department

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