Louisiana state trooper arrested in New Orleans in alleged rape of 16-year-old girl

Posted at 9:32 AM, Jun 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-20 10:32:27-04

New Orleans police jailed a Louisiana State Police trooper on Tuesday night on allegations that he raped a 16-year-old girl, according to authorities.

The New Orleans Advocate is reporting Leander Journee, 36, faces one count of third-degree rape. He had posted a $25,000 bond to secure his release from custody by Wednesday morning and will be due back at Orleans Parish Criminal District Court at a later date.

In a statement Wednesday, State Police Superintendent Col. Kevin Reeves said Journee had immediately been placed on administrative leave, and troopers had taken back his agency-issued equipment. 

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