Ricky Mathews, photo courtesy of Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office

Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office deputies responded to a report of criminal sexual conduct involving juveniles in the Boyce, LA area on Friday, May 8, 2020.

Ricky Mathews, 52, of Boyce was identified as a suspect.

The investigation, including interviews of the victim(s) and witnesses at the Rapides Children's Advocacy Center, established sufficient probable cause supporting the initial allegations. Warrants were granted for Mathews arrest in reference to 2 counts first degree rape, victim under the age of 13.

Mathews was located on May 18, taken into custody and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center. Bond has been set at $200,000. Mathews remains in the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

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