The Natchitoches Police Department received a complaint of carnal knowledge of a juvenile on May 8. NPD Officers spoke with the complainant who advised them that her 16-year-old daughter was involved in a sexual relationship with a 32-year-old male, identified as Barry LaCaze.
During the investigation the suspect, Barry LaCaze, turned himself in to NPD Detectives. LaCaze was charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and placed in the Natchitoches Parish detention Center on May 10. Felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and up to a $5,000 fine.