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Convicted sex offender accused of molestation, rape of juveniles

Posted at 1:32 PM, Dec 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-11 14:32:15-05
Joseph Menard
Joseph Menard

 

A convicted sex offender is accused of sexually abusing two children.

The Acadia Parish Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation in regards to a complaint of sexual abuse involving juveniles, according to investigators. Joseph Menard, 42, of Rayne, allegedly sexually assaulted two minor children who were visiting the household.

Menard was charged with two counts of molestation of a juvenile and two counts of first-degree rape.

Bond was set at $700,000  and booked into the Acadia Parish Jail.

Menard is a convicted Tier II sex offender.