Sheriff Craig Webre announced the arrest of Rene Joseph Ledet (age 49) of Houma on Thursday, September 3. Detectives with the Terrebonne Parish Sheriff’s Office notified detectives in Lafourche Parish after learning that approximately six years prior, Ledet had sexual contact with a victim under the age of 13 years. Following an investigation into the matter, a warrant was obtained for Ledet’s arrest. On Thursday afternoon, Ledet was arrested in Terrebonne Parish and, eventually, transported to the Lafourche Parish Detention Center. He was booked per the warrant for First Degree Rape, and he was also booked on two outstanding warrants for Contempt of Court. His bond has not yet been set. Due to the nature of the allegations and the age of the victim at the time of the alleged incident, no further details will be made available at this time.