LIVINGSTON, La. (BRPROUD) – A tip led to the arrest of Welner Sura, 33, of Livingston, in October 2022. Sura was wanted in connection with an alleged rape of someone under the age of 13.

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, a grand jury looked over evidence and decided to indict Sura on two counts of first-degree rape when the victim is under age 13, according to District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux.

If convicted, Sura could spend the rest of his life behind bars with no chance of getting out. Arraignment for Sura has been scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 2. The judge for this case is Charlotte Hughes-Foster.

No bond has been at this time.