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Jeanerette man accused of rape

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Posted at 11:51 AM, Feb 20, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-20 18:52:12-05

Jeanerette City Police have arrested one man following an investigation into a complaint received on February 18 of alleged indecent behavior with a juvenile.

During the investigation, Jeanerette Police say they learned the suspect, identified as Matthew Knight, had "performed sexual acts" with a nine-year-old over the course of the past few months.

Knight was charged with first degree rape and booked into the Iberia Parish Jail, police say.

Jeanerette City Marshal Fernest "Pac-Man" Martin and the Jeanerette City Marshal's Office assisted in the investigation.

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