Hammond man accused of rape, home invasion



HAMMOND, La. (WDSU) — A Hammond man was charged with multiple sex offenses after being accused of raping a young woman after forcing his way into her home, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards said that Travis Walker, 38, was arrested and charged with second-degree rape, aggravated second-degree battery, sexual battery and home invasion on Thursday.

On June 1 around 11:00 a.m., Walker is accused of forcing his way into a Hammond residence after a young woman answered a knock at the door.

Once inside the residence, Walker raped and assaulted the victim, according to Edwards.

With the assistance of the Hammond Police Department and the Ponchatoula Police Department, detectives were able to identify Walker as the suspect and take him into custody without incident, Edwards said.

Edwards said detectives are investigating additional crimes where Walker is a possible suspect.

By: WDSU Digital Team

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