FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 14, 2017
Jury Finds Franklinton Man Guilty of Raping 5-year-old Girl
FRANKLINTON—District Attorney Warren Montgomery reports that a Washington Parish jury found Lance Grandison, 32, of Franklinton, guilty Aug. 10 of raping a 5-year-old girl about six years ago. Grandison faces a mandatory life sentence without the benefit of probation, parole, or suspension of sentence at a hearing Aug. 25 before District Judge William Knight.
Grandison knew the family of the victim, now 11, who had been left in his care when the incident occurred in 2011. The victim disclosed the rape last year to her mother, who contacted the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office. Grandison was arrested later on a warrant.
The jury deliberated about 38 minutes before returning a unanimous guilty verdict to first-degree rape. Assistant District Attorneys Jason Cuccia and Casey Dieck prosecuted the case.