18-year-old gets life in prison for rape conviction

Published 8:21 am Friday, June 26, 2015

Eighteen-year-old Bradley Jenkins, who lived just outside Bogalusa, was sentenced Wednesday, June 24, to two life sentences plus 30 years for multiple incidents of aggravated rape and attempted aggravated rape involving three girls, then ages 10, 7, and 5.

A Washington Parish jury found Jenkins guilty on June 11 of aggravated rape for his crimes against the two older girls and attempted aggravated rape for his actions with the youngest one.

An aggravated rape conviction carries a mandatory life sentence. Judge Martin Coady added the 30-year sentence for the attempted aggravated rape conviction.

Assistant District Attorneys Jay Adair and Becky Jo Hollen prosecuted the case. All three victims testified during the trial that they were sexually abused by Jenkins on multiple occasions for years. The abuse came to light in August 2013 during an investigation by the Department of Children and Family Services. Washington Parish Deputy Sheriff Demmie Rice was brought in to investigate.