Man gets 20 years for rape of girl, 6

Published 11:39 am Tuesday, April 10, 2018

District Attorney Warren Montgomery said that Carl Rogers, 67, of Bogalusa, pleaded guilty Monday 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, Montgomery said. She told counselors 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, Montgomery said.

The Bogalusa Police Department investigated the case. Assistant District Attorneys Jay Adair and Elizabeth Authement prosecuted it.

Montgomery said that the victim’s mother was contacted before the plea was accepted, and she agreed to the terms.