GONZALES, La. (BRPROUD) – A jury in Ascension Parish recently concluded that Eric Harris, 40, of Gonzales, aka, “Big E,” was guilty of 3rd Degree Rape.
The verdict made last week stemmed from an incident that took place seven years ago.
According to the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office, “On September 12, 2015, a female subject appeared at the Gonzales Police Department and advised that she had been raped.”
An investigation ensued during which the victim stated that she met “Big E” at a local hotel.
The sexual assault then took place in a hotel room that “Big E” was staying at the time.
Further investigation found “that Eric Harris had rented the room which the victim advised the assault occurred,” according to the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
A photo-lineup was set up for the victim who then pointed to “Big E” as the person who was responsible for the assault.
After that, Harris was “arrested and booked into the Ascension Parish Jail,” according to the 23rd Judicial District Attorney’s Office.
Eric Harris remains in prison and no date has been set for his sentencing.
Harris faces up to 25 years behind bars.