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Police Chief: 2 more arrests in rape of girl with special needs

Posted at 4:18 PM, Jun 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-18 17:19:38-04

ST. MARTINVILLE, La. – Two more arrests have been in the rape of a 12-year-old girl with special needs.

Today, police arrested two juveniles on a charge of first degree rape, according to St. Martinville Police Chief Ricky Martin.

On May 23, a St. Martinville man was arrested for the alleged rape of the same juvenile. Upon investigation, police say they learned that 20-year-old Hunter Miller allegedly had sex with the 12-year-old. Miller was arrested and booked on a charge of first degree rape. Miller’s mother Michelle Miller was also arrested on an obstruction of justice charge for hiding her son in a New Iberia motel, Martin stated.

A week later, on May 30, four people were arrested for raping the same girl with special needs. Chief Martin said 19-year-old Ricky Escagne Jr., 33-year-old Richarlette Leon, and two juveniles were arrested in that case.

Escagne and the two juveniles were arrested on charges of first degree rape. Leon was arrested on a charge of accessory after-the-fact.