CUT OFF, La. (BRPROUD) – An investigation that started on Wednesday, October 12, ended with the arrest of Ricky Porrovecchio Jr., 41, of Cut Off.

On that date, “juvenile detectives opened an investigation into Porrovecchio, Jr. after he reportedly had inappropriate sexual contact with a child under the age of 13,” according to the Lafourche Parish Sheriff’s Office.

The ensuing investigation led detectives to believe that Porrovecchio, Jr. should be taken into custody.

The Cut Off man was arrested the day after the investigation was initiated by detectives.

Porrovecchio, Jr. was charged with the crimes listed below:

  • First Degree Rape
  • Indecent Behavior with a Juvenile

The 41-year-old remains behind bars in the Lafourche Parish Correctional Complex.

Bond has been set at $500,000 for Ricky Porrovecchio Jr.

The investigation into this case remains open.