71-year-old charged with 100 counts of rape

A Louisiana man was arrested and charged last week in connection with a string of sexual assaults that allegedly date back to the 1970s. The convict, Harvey Fountain, was charged with 100 counts of rape. Victims include children under the age of 13.

Authorities have not disclosed the suspected number of victims, but they said the alleged assaults occurred in and around his hometown of Pineville, Louisiana, located just outside of Alexandria. Investigation began on April 1 after the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office received a complaint about sexual misconduct involving children, according to a statement.

“Fountain perpetrated the sexually based crimes upon juveniles while at various locations that he resided in the Pineville area,” the statement said. “The crimes allegedly began in the early 1970’s and continued through the early 1980’s.”

Fountain was charged with 50 counts of first-degree rape on April 9 and 50 additional counts on April 12. The second round of charges after identifying additional victims.

Photo: Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office