Last night, 49-year-old John Franklin Vandercook of Amelia was arrested by St. Mary Parish deputies on five charges including molestation of a juvenile.

Detectives began investigating after they received information that something illegal could be going on.

Investigators started to look into the allegations. Later they got a tip about Vandercook's location. They found him in a shed at the address that was given.

John Franklin Vandercook
Photo courtesy of St. Mary Parish

St. Mary Parish officials say, via press release, that Vandercook was arrested for the following charges:

  • Sexual Battery
  • Molestation of a juvenile
  • Rape in the third degree
  • Unauthorized entry of inhabited dwelling
  • Domestic abuse battery

He was booked into the St. Mary Parish Jail.


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