Napoleonville man pleads guilty to 3rd Degree Rape

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief
Courthouse in Donaldsonville, La.

On November 18, 2019, Daniel Naquin Jr. of 771 St. Vincent St. Napoleonville, LA., age 40, pled guilty to 3rd Degree Rape. Naquin was prosecuted by Assistant District Attorney Thomas Daigle, and presiding over this matter was the Honorable Judge Thomas Kliebert.

This guilty plea was the result of a plea agreement with prosecutors following a 2016 arrest.

On July 24, 2016, Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Deputies were dispatched to a Bayou L'Ourse residence in reference to a rape. While en route, a deputy observed a vehicle matching the description of the suspect’s vehicle.

Deputies initiated a traffic stop on the vehicle in question and made contact with the driver, Daniel Naquin, who matched the physical description of the suspect. Naquin was then detained pending further investigation.

Detectives learned that the female victim was walking along the road when Naquin pulled over and offered her a ride. Naquin then drove the victim into a cane field where he forced her to have sexual intercourse with him.

The victim who was not familiar with Naquin was able to identify him in a photo line-up. Detectives obtained a warrant of arrest for Naquin, who was subsequently booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center.

Upon entering a guilty plea to the above-mentioned charge, pursuant to the plea agreement with prosecutors, Naquin was sentenced to 21 years with the Louisiana Department of Corrections with credit for time served.

The said sentence is to be served without benefit of parole, probation, or suspension of sentence. Upon release from incarceration, Naquin will be required to register and notify as a sex offender.

Submitted by Public Information Officer Tyler Cavalier for 23rd Judicial District Attorney Ricky L. Babin.