District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Carl Rogers (67) of Bogalusa, pleaded guilty Monday (April 9, 2018) to forcible rape of a 6-year-old girl. District Judge Alan Zaunbrecher sentenced Rogers to 20 years in prison without the benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence and lifetime registration as a sex offender.
The victim, now 11, disclosed the rape during a counseling session at the Bogalusa Mental Health Clinic in 2014. She said that when she was 6 years old, Rogers touched her body inappropriately, kissed her, and forced oral sex on her. In a statement to law enforcement officials, Rogers admitted to sexual contact with the victim but claimed the child was the aggressor.
The Bogalusa Police Department investigated the case. Assistant District Attorneys Jay Adair and Elizabeth Authement prosecuted it. The victim’s mother was contacted before the plea was accepted, and she agreed to the terms.