Former St. Tammany sheriff booked on aggravated rape, incest counts

Jack Strain, who spent 20 years locking up criminals as St. Tammany Parish’s tough-talking sheriff, was walked into his former jail in handcuffs Tuesday to be booked on charges of rape, incest and other sex crimes.

A parish grand jury indicted Strain on Tuesday morning on two counts each of aggravated rape and aggravated incest, as well as one count of sexual battery and one of indecent behavior with a juvenile, according to 22nd Judicial District Attorney Warren Montgomery.

Two of the alleged victims were under the age of 12 when prosecutors say Strain raped them.

The alleged incidents stretch back decades, to when Strain would have been as young as 12 years old.

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