Louisiana Authorities Arrests Man on Warrant for Rapes, Sexual Battery; Woman for Obstruction
Published January 22, 2020
Lake Charles man arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting two girls, on different occasions between 2015 and 2018, starting when they were 5 and 8 years old.
From the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office – The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received several complaints regarding Timothy B. Benoit, II, 33, Lake Charles, sexually assaulting two girls, on different occasions between 2015 and 2018, starting when they were 5 and 8 years old. The investigations were conducted by detectives and turned over to the District Attorney’s Office. On January 16 Benoit was indicted by a Calcasieu Parish Grand Jury and a warrant was issued for his arrest.
Later the same day CPSO deputies arrived at Benoit’s residence in an attempt to locate him. Upon arrival, deputies made contact with Benoit’s girlfriend, who also lives at the residence, Ashley L. Foy, 29, Lake Charles. While speaking with Foy deputies observed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence. Foy advised deputies Benoit was not there and was out of the state, but once detectives gained access into the home they located Benoit inside. While deputies were inside they observed the home to be in poor living conditions and covered in animal feces. Deputies located suspected marijuana in a bed, where Benoit and Foy’s 5-month-old twins were sleeping. Deputies also located drug paraphernalia inside the residence, while their two-year-old was present in the home. Foy advised detectives the marijuana and paraphernalia belonged to her.
Benoit and Foy were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center. Benoit is charged with 3 counts of 1st-degree rape and 3 counts of sexual battery from his Grand Jury warrant. He is additionally charged with 3 counts of cruelty to a juvenile. His bond is set at $1,507,500. Foy is charged with 3 counts of illegal use of a controlled dangerous substance in the presence of a juvenile; possession of marijuana; 3 counts of cruelty to a juvenile; obstruction of justice; and interfering with a law enforcement investigation. Her bond is set at $11,000.
The Department of Children and Family Services responded and released the children to a family member.
CPSO Detective Melanie Veillon is the lead investigator on this case.
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