Lake Charles man charged with four counts of felony carnal knowledge

By Special to the American Press

A 35-year-old Lake Charles man has been arrested after allegedly having sexual contact with a 14-year-old girl, authorities said.

Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Kim Myers said Richard A. Mathieu, 2621 Pack Road, was arrested on Thursday after a week-long investigation.

“On Oct. 25, deputies were dispatched to a home in Moss Bluff,” Myers said Friday in a news release. “The caller said Mathieu was found naked in the bedroom of a 14-year-old girl who was a family acquaintance. When deputies arrived, Mathieu had fled the scene.”

Myers said detectives discovered that Mathieu had sexual contact with the girl on four occasions over the past 10 months.

“When questioned by detectives, Mathieu confirmed the allegations,” Myers said.

Judge David Ritchie set Mathieu's bond at $100,000 bond.

Detective Steven Rathjen was the lead investigator and Cpl. Ben Hare was the arresting deputy