Strain is accused of committing the crime of aggravated rape on one victim between June 1, 1979, and July 19, 1980, and another victim between January 1, 1975, and September 8, 1981. Strain also is accused of committing aggravated incest on a third victim and committing indecent behavior with the same victim, all between April 1, 1996, and July 1, 2002. In addition, Strain is accused of committing aggravated incest and sexual battery on a fourth victim on or about June 1, 2004.
Montgomery made the following statement: “In the Fall of 2017, the Louisiana State Police, FBI, and
“I have a duty to pursue justice when a crime has been committed. The grand jury was presented evidence of sexual misconduct by Mr. Strain and made the determination that probable cause exists that Strain committed the violations as returned by the grand jury. Mr. Strain deserves a speedy trial by an impartial jury, and I will make sure he is given a fair trial.”
Criminal Division Chief Collin Sims presented the case to the grand jury and will handle the prosecution with Assistant District Attorney Elizabeth Authement.
The statutory penalties are as follows:
- Aggravated Rape – Life
- Aggravated Incest – With or without hard labor not less than 5 years, not more than 20 years
- Indecent Behavior With A Juvenile – With or without hard labor not more than 7 years
- Sexual Battery – With or without hard labor not more than 10 years