On January 1, 2019 the guardian of a fourteen (14) year old female juvenile came to the Natchitoches Police Department and reported that the juvenile had been raped. The Natchitoches Police Department’s, Criminal Investigations Division was then alerted and responded. Detectives later discovered that the rape had occurred the previous night on December 31, 2018. Detectives then gathered enough evidence to obtain a warrant of arrest and began actively searching for Simmon Griffin. On January 14, 2019 Simmon Griffin turned himself in which led to his arrest and booking. Simmon Griffin, black male, 28 years of age, of 1109 Lake St., Natchitoches, LA was arrested and booked on one count of (Felony) 3rd Degree Rape. Griffin was later transported out the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center where he awaits bond.
Due to the fact that this investigation is ongoing the Natchitoches Police Department is urging anyone who has information about this incident or who may have been a victim of Mr. Griffin to contact the Natchitoches Police Department at (318) 352-8101 or you may contact the Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division, Detective Bobbie Beard at (318) 238-3914. All calls shall be kept confidential.