The guardian of a 14-year-old female juvenile notified the Natchitoches Police Department in person Jan. 1 reporting the girl had been raped. The Natchitoches Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division was alerted and responded.
Detectives discovered the rape occurred New Year’s Eve. Detectives gathered enough evidence to obtain a warrant of arrest and began actively searching for Simmon Griffin, b/m, 28.
Griffin turned himself in Monday, Jan. 14. He was arrested and booked.
Griffin, of 1109 Lake St., Natchitoches, is charged with one count of (Felony) 3rd Degree Rape. Griffin was transported out the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center where he awaits bond.
Due to the fact this investigation is ongoing, the NPD urges anyone with information about this incident or are other victims of Griffin, to call (318) 352-8101 or Detective Bobbie Beard at (318) 238-3914.
All calls shall be kept confidential.