The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a Leesville man charges of simple kidnapping and forcible rape involving a 16-year-old girl.


The Vernon Parish Sheriff's Office has arrested a Leesville man charges of simple kidnapping and forcible rape involving a 16-year-old girl.
The girl alleged that on June 16 she'd been forced into a vehicle by an acquaintance and taken to another location where she was raped. The victim's sister found her with the suspect and returned the victim home.
Detectives spoke with the victim and her parents on June 18. With the assistance of the Leesville Police Department, they identified the suspect as 37-year-old Jody Tourville, who was arrested on June 21. He remains in the parish jail with a $26,000.00 bond.