Lutcher Man to Serve 15 Years in Prison for 3rd Degree Rape

          On August 12, 2019, Ollie Coleman Jr. of 2490 Lionel Washington St. Lutcher, LA., age 40, entered an Alford Plea or best interest plea to the charge of 3rd Degree Rape. Coleman was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Adam Koenig, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Jessie LeBlanc. This plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2015 sexual assault investigation in St. James Parish.

          On June 20, 2015, detectives with the St. James Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a Lutcher residence in reference to a rape investigation. Upon interviewing the victim, detectives learned that Ollie Coleman Jr. engaged in sexual intercourse without consent of the victim. Detectives were able to locate Coleman who was arrested and booked into the St. James Parish Jail.

          Upon entering a plea to the above-mentioned charge, sentencing was deferred to a later date pending a Pre-Sentence Investigation. Prosecutors agreed to a 15-year sentencing cap.

          On December 9, 2019, Coleman was sentenced to 15 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served. The said sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. In addition, Coleman will be required to register and notify as a sex offender for life.