CPSO arrests two men for carnal knowledge of a juvenile

Published 11:29 am Monday, April 15, 2019

PRESS RELEASE — On March 23, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives were advised of an incident in reference to carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

During the initial investigation detectives learned Kenneth M. Duplechin, 55, of Lake Charles, picked up a 14 year old girl he just met and brought her to his home where she performed oral sex on him twice.

The victim also advised detectives Duplechin called his friend, Darren S. Gaspard, 54, of Lake Charles, to come to his home where he also had sexual intercourse with the girl.

After further investigation on April 11 Duplechin and Gaspard were arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center.

Duplechin is charged with 2 counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile and Gaspard is charged with 1 count of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.

Judge David Ritchie set Duplechin’s bond at $350,000 and Gaspard’s bond at $250,000.

CPSO Detective Kara Adams is the lead investigator on this case.