Deputies received a tip on April 1 that Harvey Joseph Fountain was sexually involved with juveniles in the Pineville area, the Rapides Parish Sheriff’s Office wrote in a Facebook post.
An investigation allegedly uncovered evidence supporting the allegations that Fountain had perpetrated the sexually-based crimes upon minors at various locations he had resided in the Pineville area. Deputies said the alleged crimes began in the early 1970s and continued through the early 1980s.
Fountain was arrested on April on 50 counts of first-degree rape. Days later, additional victims were identified – the sheriff’s office hasn’t said how many – and the still-jailed Fountain was charged with an additional 50 counts of first-degree rape.
He remains jailed on the initial $500,000 bond. Deputies said the investigation is still ongoing and more arrests or charges are possible.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.