ST. GABRIEL, La. (BRPROUD) – As of Sunday, October 16 a south Louisiana man is behind bars on multiple rape charges, authorities say.

According to the St. Gabriel Police Department, Ronald E. Hardy Jr. was arrested after a victim told police Hardy forced her to engage in sexual acts.

Investigators also discovered that Hardy had two open warrants for rape out of Zachary and Baker.

Hardy was apprehended and charged with seven counts of rape, aggravated incest, aggravated crimes against nature, and seven counts of contributing to the delinquency of juveniles to perform sexual acts.

Police say Hardy was booked into Iberville Parish Jail this week.