A Tangipahoa grand jury on Friday indicted Grant Carruth in sexual assaults and kidnappings he is accused of committing while he served as an officer with the Amite Police Department.
Investigators linked Carruth, 25, of Husser, to two sexual assaults in August and September, the Tangipahoa Sheriff’s Office has said.
Carruth is accused of meeting the two victims online and then later approaching them in person wearing civilian clothes and driving a private car. Carruth introduced himself to the women as a narcotics officer, handcuffing them and telling them they were being arrested, the Sheriff’s Office said.
“The victims were transported to undisclosed locations within Tangipahoa Parish where they were forced to perform sexual acts against their will,” the Sheriff’s Office wrote in a news release after he was arrested in September.
Carruth was indicted Friday on two counts of second-degree kidnapping and one count each of aggravated rape, sexual battery and armed robbery.
Attempts to reach Amite Police Chief Jerry Trabona on Friday to find out Carruth’s current status with the department were unsuccessful.