Patrice McGinnis

Patrice McGinnis, of Marrero, indicted Dec. 7, 2017, in Jefferson Parish. 

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A Jefferson Parish grand jury indicted a West Bank woman Thursday on charges of first-degree rape and sexual battery of a boy and girl over a 10-year period ending in 2016.

Patrice McGinnis, 27, of Family Court in Marrero, was arrested in August after a boy and his sister told their mother in April than McGinnis had abused them.

The boy, now 15, told police McGinnis, a family friend, had begun raping him when he was 4 years old and threatened to kill him if he told anyone. The boy’s sister, now 17, told police McGinnis had touched her inappropriately while she was napping at McGinnis’ house.

The case has been allotted to Judge Scott Schlegel in 24th Judicial District Court in Gretna.

McGinnis is being held in the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center on $575,000 bond.

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