National Guardsman accused of raping teen girl after giving her alcohol as she quarantined with Covid in a youth program

A NATIONAL guardsman allegedly raped a teenage girl after plying her with alcohol as she quarantined after testing positive for Covid in a youth program.

Steffan Mouton is accused of giving alcohol to a group of teens at a Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program facility before taking one of the girls into the bathroom, where he allegedly sexually assaulted her.

St. Gabriel Police Chief Kevin Ambeau said Mouton is not vaccinated against Covid, reports WBRZ.

"These ladies were all positive for Covid," he added.

"They were separated from the other cadets and quarantined. He went into the dorm where they were quarantined and committed this act.

"He didn't care if they were positive or not, damn it, he wanted it.

"He got them drunk and came back later and pulled her in the bathroom, and another witness corroborated the story."

The soldier was arrested and charged with second-degree rape and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile for supplying the alcohol.

Mouton has been quarantining at the Iberville Parish Jail and is being held on a $260,000 bond.

The LA National Guard said it takes allegations "seriously".

“The Louisiana National Guard Youth Challenge Program (YCP) is a voluntary, residential education program which offers adolescents an opportunity to change their future," a statement reads.

"Our most important priority is the safety and wellbeing of our cadets.

"We take allegations of abuse or misconduct seriously.

"We, The Youth Challenge Program, contacted the St. Gabriel Police Department immediately upon report of this alleged incident.

"Currently, the investigation is on-going and we are committed to cooperating fully with local law enforcement."

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