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Two Lake Charles Men Arrested for Failure to Register as Sex Offenders

Published June 15, 2021

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office has arrested two men from Lake Charles after both violate requirements to register as sex offenders.

Lake Charles, LA – On June 14, 2021, convicted sex offender Joshua S. Thibodeaux, 39, of Lake Charles, Louisiana was arrested by Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies after an investigation revealed he was in violation of his sex offender registration requirements on two separate occasions.
Authorities said that Thibodeaux failed to pay his sex offender registration community notification fees in April, making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements. During further investigation authorities also learned that Thibodeaux had moved from his registered address and failed to report a new address with law enforcement within three days, making him once again in violation of his sex offender registration requirements.
Detectives with the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit attempted to locate Thibodeaux but were unable to do so and on June 7 Judge Tony Fazzio signed a warrant in the amount of $50,000 for his arrest.

Thibodeaux was eventually located on June 14, 2021, and arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center, and charged with failure to register as a sex offender 2nd offense; and failure to register as a sex offender.
Thibodeaux was originally convicted of carnal knowledge of a juvenile in Calcasieu Parish in 2012. He was also previously convicted of failure to register as a sex offender in 2018.

In a separate case, earlier in June 2021, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit detectives received information in reference to a convicted sex offender, Pete Valencia, Jr., 54, 3703 Common Street #3, Lake Charles, Louisiana being in violation of his sex offender registration requirements.
During the investigation, Calcasieu Parish detectives learned that on three separate occasions Valencia had driven a vehicle that was not registered with law enforcement; making him in violation of his sex offender registration requirements.

On June 14, 2021, Valencia, who had been convicted of forcible rape in 1993 in Desoto Parish, was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with 3 counts of failure to register as a sex offender. Judge Tony Fazzio set his bond at $45,000. Valencia also has a detainer issued by Louisiana State Probation and Parole.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office Detective Cory Myers is the lead investigator on both cases.

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