A Marrero man will spend the rest of his life in prison for his conviction of raping an autistic young girl.
Timmy W. Doucet, 40, was convicted as charged by a Jefferson Parish jury on Thursday afternoon (Dec. 1) of one count of aggravated rape. He was charged with raping a girl here beginning when she was 8 years old.
Doucet is acquainted with the victim, whose identity is not being released. The victim, who is now age 13, disclosed the abuse to her mother in August 2015, years after the abuse ended.
The victim said that Doucet raped her at least once at a Marrero residence beginning in 2011, starting with an incident in which he forced her into a backyard shed to sexually abuse her.
The victim said that the rape hurt and caused her to cry out, so he held his hand over his mouth. Afterward, he threatened to beat her up if she told anyone. The victim also reported that Doucet raped her multiple times at a Mississippi location.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office opened an investigation, leading to Doucet’s indictment and conviction. Doucet also awaits his trial in Pearl River County, Miss., on charges of sexually abusing the girl.
The Jefferson Parish jury deliberated about four hours before returning with its verdict just after 4 p.m., on Thursday afternoon. Judge Nancy Miller of the 24th Judicial District Court, who presided over the three-day trial, is scheduled to sentence Doucet on Monday (Dec. 5).
Assistant District Attorneys Seth Shute and Rachel Africk prosecuted the case.