State Police arrest Lake Providence man for rape

Richard Lockhart, Jr. (Louisiana State Police)

LAKE PROVIDENCE, La. (LSP) - In November 2017, Louisiana State Police Special Victims Unit received a complaint in reference to a juvenile being raped by a teenager in East Carroll Parish.

During this investigation, it revealed Richard Lockhart Jr., 19, of Lake Providence had sexual intercourse with a teenager. On August 8, 2018, Lockhart was arrested and later transferred to River Bend Correctional Center in Lake Providence where he was charged with second-degree rape.

This is an ongoing and active investigation, with no further information at this time.

The Louisiana State Police online reporting system is available to the public through a convenient and secure reporting form that is submitted to the appropriate investigators. Citizens can access the form by visiting and clicking the Suspicious Activity link.

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