COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reported that Jeremy M. Guild, 27, of Pearl River, pleaded guilty Monday (March 20) to two counts of forcible rape for raping two girls, ages 5 and 7 at the time. District Judge Raymond Childress sentenced Guild to 40 years in prison and lifetime registration as a sex offender.
The rapes were reported in July 2015 by the older girl’s stepmother. The child revealed to the stepmother that while staying at a relative’s home, Guild came into the room where she was sleeping and raped her. During their investigation, St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s deputies learned about the second victim, who revealed a similar story, but Guild also infected the 5-year-old with an STD.
Assistant District Attorney Becky Jo Hollen prosecuted the case.
COVINGTON—A St. Tammany Parish grand jury on Thursday (March 16) indicted John Colvert Braxton, 35, and Charles Michael Morgan, 56, both of Slidell, on aggravated rape charges in separate cases.
Braxton is accused of raping a child on many occasions, beginning in 2013, when she was 10 years old. The victim disclosed to her mother that Braxton woke her in the middle of the night many different times, brought her to the living room, and raped her while others in the home were sleeping. Braxton also is charged with aggravated crime against nature.
Morgan is accused of raping a boy from the time the child was 4 or 5 years old through age 7. The victim told his mother that Morgan touched him inappropriately, showed him pornography, and raped him.
COVINGTON—Charles J. O’Neill, 38, of Slidell, has pleaded guilty to second degree rape. District Judge Martin E. Coady sentenced him to 10 years in the Department of Corrections and required O’Neill to register for the rest of his life as a sex offender.
O’Neill invited the victim to his home on June 2 last year, and when she arrived, he locked the doors and raped her. After she had left, he sent the victim a battery of text messages, apologizing for what he had done and begging her not to report the crime.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated the case. O’Neill was arrested and admitted in a statement to officers that the victim did not consent to intercourse.
Assistant District Attorney Jay Adair prosecuted the case. The plea was entered in court last Monday (March 13).