Three Sulphur arrests

From left, Raymond P. Casteel, 30; Darryl L. Zeno, 56; and Timothy Ancelet, 57; have been arrested by the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office in separate cases and charged with carnal knowledge of juveniles.

In three unrelated cases, Sulphur men have been arrested and charged with carnal knowledge of juveniles after being accused of engaging in sexual activities with teen-agers.

On April 5, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office detectives received a call in reference to a carnal knowledge of a juvenile. During the investigation a 15-year-old girl advised detectives she and Raymond P. Casteel, 30, of Sulphur, had sexual intercourse on three separate occasions in January. 

The girl told detectives she had previously met Casteel once in person and had been communicating with him on social media prior to them having sexual intercourse. When questioned by detectives Casteel confirmed he had sexual intercourse with the victim on one occasion.   

On April 12, Casteel was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with three counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile. He was released the following day on a $75,000 bond set by Judge David Ritchie.

CPSO Detective Kara Adams is the lead investigator on this case.

In an unrelated case, another Sulphur man was also charged with carnal knowledge of a juvenile when CPSO detectives arrested Darryl L. Zeno, 56 of Alice Street.

On March 22 detectives were advised of an incident in reference to carnal knowledge of a juvenile.  During the initial investigation detectives learned Zeno had sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl on three separate occasions in January. 

Detectives also learned Zeno provided narcotics to the girl. On April 12, Zeno, who was already in custody at the Calcasieu Correctional Center for unrelated charges, was arrested and charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile; and 3 counts of felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.  Judge David Ritchie set Zeno’s bond at $450,000. Adams is also the lead investigator on this case.

A third Sulphur man was also apprehended by CPSO detectives recently on various charged related to similar crimes.

On April 7, deputies were dispatched to a call in reference to a carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Upon arrival, deputies were advised that Timothy Ancelet, 57, of Lock Street in Sulphur, had sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old girl, whom he met on social media.  

When questioned by detectives, Ancelet confirmed he had sexual intercourse with the girl. He also advised he shared nude photographs with her and had several sexual conversations with her.

Later the same day Ancelet was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with felony carnal knowledge of a juvenile.  

He was released on a $150,000 bond set by Judge Ritchie. After further investigation it was learned Ancelet was in possession of child pornography. He was arrested again on April 12 and booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile; and pornography involving juveniles. He was released the next day on a $150,000 bond set by Ritchie.

CPSO Detective Ben Hare is the lead investigator on this case.