A man from Beauregard Parish will go on trial for rape charges and inappropriate behavior with a juvenile in Rapides Parish.
David Carter, of DeRidder, is accused of sexually assaulting and giving alcoholic beverages to a juvenile at a camp in Forest Hill, La. Hist trial date has been set for Nov. 26 at the Rapides Parish Courthouse in Alexandria.
The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office responded to a complaint of inappropriate sexual behavior involving a juvenile back in 2014.
Carter was arrested and booked into the Rapides Parish Jail on charges of simple rape, oral sexual battery and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. Carter’s bond was set at $290,000, and he has since been released.
Since he was released, He has been living in Beauregard Parish for the past four years awaiting the trial.
If convicted, he could face a minimum of 25 years in prison according to state law.