Pineville man charged with 119 counts of ‘trafficking children for sexual purposes’

Roger Hogue
Roger Hogue(Source: Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office)
Published: Nov. 4, 2021 at 5:11 PM CDT|Updated: Nov. 5, 2021 at 12:38 PM CDT
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PINEVILLE, La. (KALB) - A Pineville man is facing upwards of 200 sex charges after an investigation by the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office.

According to RPSO, a report came in on October 20 that Roger Hogue, 54, was having criminal sexual conduct involving a juvenile. Around the time RPSO was taking this report, Alexandria Police were in contact with Hogue in reference to a report of him wanting to hurt himself. After a brief standoff, APD took Hogue into custody and brought him to a local medical facility for evaluation.

At the time of the standoff, APD officers were unaware Hogue was the suspect in a criminal sexual conduct investigation.

RPSO Special Victims Units investigators, with the assistance of the Rapides Children’s Advocacy Center, were able to establish probable cause to obtain arrest warrants for Hogue on numerous sex related charges.

After being discharged from a local medical facility, Hogue was taken into custody by SVU investigators on November 3 and arrested on the outstanding warrants.

Roger Hogue faces 119 counts of “trafficking children for sexual purposes,” 116 counts of “sodomy - crimes against nature” and four counts of “third-degree rape.”

According to jail booking information, his bond has been set at $635,000.

SVU Investigators said their investigation is still ongoing and further charges are expected.  If anyone has any information related to this case, they are asked to contact Detective Cali Philpot, RPSO Special Victim’s Unit, at (318) 473-6727.

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