BOSSIER PARISH, La. (KTAL/KMSS) — A Benton man is being held on a $1.6 million bond and is facing more than 50 child sex crime charges following an investigation by the Bossier Parish Sheriff’s Office.
According to BPSO, 37-year-old Robert Bridges of the 100 block of Crouch Road was arrested on Friday, May 28, and charged with the two counts of first-degree rape of a victim under the age of 13, three counts of oral sexual battery, three counts indecent behavior with juveniles, pornography involving juveniles, two counts of sexual abuse of an animal, and failure to register and notify as sex offender or child predator.
Following his booking into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility, detectives say they continued to investigate Bridges. On Thursday, June 10, BPSO added 10 more charges to Bridges’ case.
Detectives say there are a total of five victims in this case, with the possibility of more victims, and more charges to be levied against Bridges.
Here are the counts of charges and the bonds set against Bridges so far:
|First Degree Rape-Victim Under 13 years of Age||$500,000||2|
|Oral Sexual Battery||$150,000||3|
|Indecent Behavior with Juveniles||$250,000||3|
|Pornography Involving Juveniles||$150,000||1|
|Sexual Abuse of an Animal||$150,000||2|
|Failure to Register and Notify as Sex Offender or Child Predator||$45,000||1|
|First Degree Rape-Victim Under 13 years of Age||$250,000||10|
|Oral Sexual Battery||$75,000||18|
|Total bond & charges||$1,645,000||50|
BPSO says they are still working on the case. Bridges is still booked in the Bossier Maximum-Security Facility. If anyone have any information regarding this case please contact the Bossier Sheriff’s Office Criminal Division Office at (318) 965-3418.