O’Brien sentenced to life for rape of child

Published 8:04 pm Friday, September 24, 2021

A Lake Charles man was sentenced to life on Friday for the rape of a 12-year-old.

Eddie Lee O’Brien II, 27, was sentenced to life at hard labor without benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence on one count first-degree rape; and 25 years at hard labor without benefit on one count indecent behavior with a juvenile under 13. The sentences are to run concurrently.

O’Brien was found guilty earlier this month for sexually abusing the victim multiple times; the victim was 12 at the time of the crimes.

“I am incredibly proud of the work Assistant District Attorney Hope Wyatt Buford, Charles Robinson, and their support staff accomplished,” said Calcasieu District Attorney Stephen Dwight.  “Because of their efforts, a dangerous predator is off the streets and he won’t have the opportunity to hurt another victim again.”