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Houma man arrested by SVU on Rape charges


December 20, 2023


Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Tim Soignet announced the arrest of a Houma man, in connection with an investigation being conducted by Special Victim’s Unit (SVU) Detectives of the Sheriff’s Office.  Lawrence J. Voisin, 53, of Houma was arrested for two counts of First-Degree Rape, in connection with the investigation.

On Tuesday, December 19th, the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office Patrol Division were called to a local school where they learned from a 10-year-old juvenile, who reported the abuse.  Through the initial investigation, Deputies were presented with evidence from the victim, to suggest that Voisin was involved in a sexual relationship with the victim.  TPSO Deputies were able to speak briefly with the victim, who confirmed the sexual encounters with Voisin to Authorities.

As the investigation continued, Terrebonne Detectives of the Special Victim’s Unit (SVU) were called in to investigate the incident, and a detailed interview with the victim was conducted.  During the course of the investigation, SVU Detectives were able to substantiate the evidence, which led to the arrest of Lawrence Voisin, who was located at his residence.  Voisin was arrested on charges of First-Degree Rape and is currently being jailed at the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex on a $250,000 bond by local judges.

No additional information is being released on the connection between Voisin and the victim.

Sheriff Soignet said, “Our Detectives are working closely with the victim and family to bring a resolution to this unfortunate investigation.  As always, we ask for patience and privacy for the victim and those affected by this investigation.  Our investigators will do what is needed to make sure this dangerous perpetrator is brought to justice.”





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