A Breaux Bridge man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for attempted rape of a child.
Michael Cochran was indicted in 2016, accused of raping a child from the time she was six until she was nine. The rapes began on the child’s sixth birthday, the indictment alleged.
A jury convicted Cochran of one count attempted first-degree rape of the child in August.
This week, Judge Marilyn Castle sentenced him to 25 years in prison. He still faces two more counts of rape in St. Martin Parish, involving the same child.
His sentence will be served without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence.
The case was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Royale Colbert and Assistant District Attorney Celeste White. The case was investigated by the Lafayette Police Department and the Breaux Bridge City Police.