Gonzales Man Sentenced to Life in Connection with Sexual Assault of a Juvenile

         On August 10, 2022, Sean Czwakiel of 10170 Lake Park Ave Gonzales, LA, age 34, pled guilty to First Degree Rape. Czwakiel was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Leila Braswell, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jason Verdigets.  

          On April 3, 2019, Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were contacted in reference to a 12-year-old female advising that a relative had engaged in sexual contact with her. Detectives interviewed the victim who advised that Shawn Czwakiel had engaged in sexual intercourse with her on several occasions. Detectives made contact with Czwakiel who confessed to engaging in sexual intercourse with the juvenile victim numerous times over the last several years. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Czwakiel who was subsequently booked into the Ascension Parish Jail.  

          Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, Czwakiel was sentenced to the mandatory life in prison sentence without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence for the charge of 1st Degree Rape.