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Two former law enforcement officers arrested in child rape case

Posted at 1:47 PM, Aug 25, 2022
and last updated 2022-08-25 15:30:35-04

Three people have been arrested and booked in connection with the rape of a child younger than 13, including an Iberia Corrections officer, a former Delcambre Police officer and a relative of the child.

Shelly Lynn Friou, 29, was booked with obstruction of justice, accessory after the fact to first-degree rape, accessory after the fact to felony sexual cruelty to a juvenile, abuse of children and malfeasance in office. She was arrested by Kaplan Police and booked into the Vermilion Parish Jail.

Kaplan Police say Friou knew about the abuse of the child while she was dating the alleged rapist, but didn't report it until after they broke up.

Kimberly Healy, a relative of the child, was booked with five counts principal to first-degree rape of a child younger than 13, four counts felony principal to sexual cruelty to a juvenile and one count pornography of a juvenile.

Christopher Moorehart, who at the time of the alleged rapes was a Delcambre Police officer, was booked with five counts first-degree rape under 13 years of age, four counts felony cruelty to a juvenile, pornography involving juveniles and one count malfeasance in office.

When Kaplan Police notified the Iberia Parish Sheriff's Office of her arrest, Friou was immediately placed on administrative leave without pay, a spokesperson said. Friou had been working at the Iberia Parish Jail since July 19, when she was hired as a control officer.

We've reached out to Delcambre Police to see what Moorehart's status is, and they tell us he was arrested August 12, and was terminated August 15. He had worked for DPD for about four months, a spokesman said.

Kaplan Police Chief Joshua Hardy said their investigation is complete and all arrests in this particular case have been made.