Amite man indicted for alleged incest, rape in Ascension

Staff reports

An Amite man was indicted by an Ascension Parish Grand Jury Sept. 29 on two counts each of the charges of aggravated incest and aggravated rape, 23rd Judicial District Attorney Anthony Falterman said in a release.

The indictment on Charles McCoy, 73, stems from an occurrence when the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and the OCS became involved in an investigation that was first reported in Tangipahoa and St. Helena parishes.

In that case, the defendant had been allegedly committing the acts upon his two grandchildren over the past seven years.

Investigators from the Tangipahoa and St. Helena Sheriff’s offices discovered the alleged acts upon the children started in Ascension Parish, Falterman said.

If convicted, McCoy faces a life sentence at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation or suspension of sentence for the indictments.

The indictments stem from an occurrence wherein the Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office and OCS became involved in an investigation that was first reported in Tangipahoa and St. Helena in which the defendant had allegedly been committing the acts upon the his two grandchildren over the past seven years. Upon investigation by Tangipahoa and St. Helena Sheriff’s Offices it was discovered that the acts upon the defendant’s grandchildren started in Ascension Parish. 

If convicted, Charles McCoy faces a life sentence at hard labor without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence for the for aggravated incest and aggravated rape indictments.

The Grand Jury proceedings were conducted by Assistant District Attorney Tonya B. Clark and presided by the Honorable Judge Ralph Tureau.

Attorney Johnny Gutierrez represented the defendant.