Former NOPD officer surrenders to Washington Parish authorities for rape

Former NOPD officer surrenders to Washington Parish authorities for rape
Photo provided by Washington Parish Sheriff's Office

POSTED: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 3:16pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 3:18pm

A former New Orleans police officer sought in connection with a rape in Washington Parish surrendered to authorities this afternoon, officials said.

Jermaine Lacour, a former officer of the NOPD who was fired in 2012 after being convicted of felony negligent discharge of a weapon, was sought in a rape investigation, where authorities said Lacour was working as a satellite technician and assaulted a woman.

While an NOPD officer, Jermaine Lacour was charged with felony negligent discharge of a weapon in 2009.

Lacour was reassigned to administrative desk duties after police said he fired his gun into the ground in the presence of his former girlfriend and her current boyfriend in December 2010. Public Integrity Bureau detectives said Lacour fired the weapon to threaten the couple. 

NOPD fired Lacour following his conviction in 2012; he was with the department for more than four years.

Lacour was sentenced to 20 months.

Today, the Washington Parish Sheriff's Office stated that Lacour exposed himself and sexually assaulted a female customer during a house call. He physically attacked and initiated a violent sexual assault on her, police say, but he became frightened and fled before completing the act.

Lacour surrended shortly after an arrest warrant was issued. He has been charged with Forcible Rape.

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