FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2018
COVINGTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that Jose David Raibstein, 61, of Slidell, pleaded guilty Monday (March 26) to forcible rape of a 12-year-old girl. District Judge August Hand sentenced Raibstein to 40 years in prison.
The victim was visiting Raibstein’s home in May 2013, when he raped her during the night. The victim later disclosed the crime to her family members, who called police.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office investigated and obtained a warrant for Raibstein’s arrest, but he had fled to Honduras, where he is also a citizen. The Honduran government refused to extradite him back to the United States. Raibstein was arrested two years later on a warrant in Texas.
District Attorney John Alford prosecuted the case.