Ryan Clark, 34

Louisiana Man, Convicted Of Child Rape, To Be Chemically Castrated

Ryan Clark, 34
Ryan Clark, 34, must undergo chemical castration upon his release from prison.

A Louisiana man convicted of raping a girl under the age of 13 will be chemically castrated in addition to serving 35 years in prison, a judge ruled this week.

On March 14, Ryan Clark, 34, was sentenced to serve a total of 35 years with the Department of Corrections for the felony charges of Second-Degree Rape when the victim is prevented from resisting due to force or threats, two counts of Molestation of a Juvenile- under 13 and Sexual Battery, according to Twenty-first Judicial District Attorney Scott M. Perrilloux.

The first 25 years of his sentence will be served without benefits, and he will receive credit for time served.

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He also must make no contact with the victims, register as a sex offender for life, forfeit all parental rights to all children, and submit to chemical castration upon release.

Clark pleaded guilty to the four felony charges earlier this month, on March 1, the morning after the jury was selected.

On July 16, 2020, the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff’s Office was notified of indecent behavior between Clark and a juvenile by a person the victim had confided in.

The person also explained this behavior had taken place for more than a year.

The juvenile was then interviewed at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Hammond and was able to detail the incidents. A possible second victim was also discovered.

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From the information provided, a warrant was secured for Clark’s arrest, and he was taken into custody by TPSO on July 17 for the charges of Sexual Battery and Molestation of a Juvenile.

With the discovery of more information, he was later charged for First-Degree Rape as well.

On Feb. 12, 2021, Clark was indicted by a grand jury for First-Degree Rape when the victim is under 13, two counts of Molestation of a Juvenile, and Sexual Battery.

On March 1, 2023, Clark pleaded guilty to the lesser charge of Second-Degree Rape when the victim is prevented from resisting due to force or threats, two counts of Molestation of a Juvenile- under 13, and Sexual Battery.

Clark also has a prior conviction of Misdemeanor Carnal Knowledge of a Juvenile for receiving oral sex in a public place from a minor. He was sentenced to 128 days in the parish jail for that charge in 2015.

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