POSTED: Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 4:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 4:04pm
HARVEY, LA (NBC33) — A 41-year-old man was arrested after he admitted to having sexual relations with his biological daughter.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that an investigation was launched on Thursday, Feb. 27 after the man’s 18-year-old daughter told her school counselor that her father had brought her to a West Bank motel and raped her.
Officials say the teen claims that she did not resist her father because she believed he would kick her out of the house if she did not comply.
The teen was transported to the East Bank Hospital after she complained of abdominal pains. At the same time her father was brought in for questioning. He admitted to the intercourse, but claims that it was consensual.
The name of the suspect is being withheld to protect the identity of the victim. He was arrested and was booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center.
Officials say the suspect has prior arrest for theft and fraud.