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Southwest Daily News - Sulphur, LA
  • Sulphur woman arrested for cruelty to juvenile

  • Detectives reportedly discovered an 8 year old boy living in the house under extremely foul living conditions. Officials state that the boy appeared to be dirty, as if he had not been bathed in several days, and was wearing clothing that did not fit.


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  • On Aug. 1, Roxanne Thompson, 51, Sulphur, turned herself into the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office on an active warrant stemming from her involvement in an investigation regarding cruelty to a juvenile.
    It was on June 15 that CPSO detectives were dispatched to the Sulphur home of Joseph A. Thompson, 53, and Roxanne Thompson regarding a complaint about the living conditions of the house.
    Detectives reportedly discovered an 8 year old boy living in the house under extremely foul living conditions. Officials state that the boy appeared to be dirty, as if he had not been bathed in several days, and was wearing clothing that did not fit.
    Detectives also reportedly found a sparse amount of food and a strong odor of stagnant food along with trash and animal feces spread throughout the home. Fifteen animals were found to be living in the home, including a kitten that had a litter of kittens in the kitchen cabinet.
    Joseph Thompson was arrested on July 24, booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with cruelty to a juvenile. He has since been released on a $27,000 bond set by Judge Ron Ware.
    The child was removed from the home and placed with family members.
    Roxanne Thompson reportedly confirmed the allegations to detectives and also advised detectives that she has been stealing cable services from a neighbor by running a line from the neighbor’s home to her home. She was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with cruelty to a juvenile and theft of utilities. Judge David Ritchie set her bond at $25,000.
    CPSO Detective Trey Thomas is the lead investigator on this case.
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