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Man wanted for alleged rape of child, wife arrested for obstruction of justice

Rachel H. Fontenot and Allen J. Fontenot


LAKE CHARLES, La. – Police have arrested the wife of a man accused of raping a child and are asking the public for help locating him.

On May 18, the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint regarding Allen J. Fontenot, 39 of Lake Charles, having inappropriate sexual contact with an 11-year-old girl the previous day, according to Kim Myers, spokesperson for the Sheriff’s Office. After an investigation, Judge David Ritchie signed a warrant for Allen’s arrest in the amount of $450,000 for charges of first degree rape and indecent behavior with a juvenile.

On June 18, detectives were contacted by Allen’s wife, Rachel H. Fontenot, 30 of Lake Charles, who advised she wanted to give a statement in reference to the case involving Allen, Myers stated. When speaking with detectives Fontenot gave a possible location where Allen could be found; detectives responded to the location but were unable to locate him. Later the same day, detectives spoke with Fontenot again, she advised them she had lied in her original statement, according to the spokesperson. She stated she had met with Allen before initially meeting with detectives and transported him to another location.

Rachel Fontenot was arrested on charges with obstruction of justice and accessory after the fact and booked into the Calcasieu Parish Jail. Judge Sharon Wilson set her bond at $30,000.

Contact the the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office if you know the whereabouts of Allen Fontenot at (337) 491-3605 or Crime Stoppers at (337) 439-2222.



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