Baton Rouge man facing rape and child sex abuse charges

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East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office

BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – 38-year-old Thomas Ford is behind bars after allegedly taking part in illicit actions with juveniles over the span of seven years.

Ford was arrested on Tuesday, December 29 after an investigation that included interviews with three alleged victims.

The first victim in this case alleges that Ford made sexual advances and showed pornographic images and videos.

Ford also allegedly would climb into bed with the first victim and also expose himself in front of her.

The second victim in this case stated that Ford also allegedly showed her pornographic images and videos many times between April of 2013 and April of 2020.

According to the affidavit, the third victim referenced an incident allegedly involving Ford that happened outside a Baton Rouge Police Jurisdiction.

These statements helped lead to the apprehension of Ford who now faces these charges:

  • First Degree Rape
  • Molestation of a Juvenile
  • Indecent Behavior with Juveniles

Ford is currently in the East Baton Rouge Prison and bail is set at $35,000.00

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