Rape suspect reportedly caught in act

Published 12:03am Saturday, August 13, 2011

NATCHEZ — A man has been charged with statutory rape after a 15-year-old’s parents reported finding him having sex with their son Friday morning, Police Chief Mike Mullins said.

The complainant reported that he and his wife left their 15-year-old son and two younger children in the care of the suspect, Herald Jason Cowan, 35, 117 Cowan Road, Clayton, who his wife had reportedly known for many years, Mullins said.

Upon arriving home at approximately 1 a.m., Mullins said, the complainant reported that as he and his wife walked by a window they saw Cowan having sex with their son.

“They went into the house and restrained the suspect and called the police,” Mullins said.

Officers arrived and arrested Cowan, who was charged with one count of statutory rape. Police found that he had been convicted of indecent behavior with a juvenile in March in Catahoula Parish.

No bond has been set.

  • Anonymous

    Sick son of a bish. They got something for ya where you’re going. See how you like that.

  • Anonymous

    Would of saved the taxpayer a lot of trouble if they would have shot the pervert and then called the cops. Now we are going to have to pay to put this a-hole in prison where he will get to have all the sex he wants plus 3 meals a day. Maybe, since he likes little boys and men, we should put him in a women’s prison. He’d still get the 3 meals but sure would cramp his sex life.

  • Anonymous

    15 YRS OLD… Did he really need a baby sister…. 1am in the morning, walked by the window.( was the window opened or the shade up (What)
    Did the parents know that he had previously been charged with the offense.  Is this child gay? This story has some loop holes.
    Parents have know him for many years….

    CAN Someone enlighten me on the facts of this story, or have I missed something?

    BUCKLE UP NATCHEZ… SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT WITH THIS STORY.
     

  • Anonymous

    SIOUXLADY, these kids nowadays are 10 years ahead of what I was doing in the late 60′s and early 70′s.  If most of these parents would only think back on how it was when they were growing up.  Ladies and gentlemen, these kids are starting to have sex when they are physically able to.  It’s not like it was when we were growing up, and had some restraint.  It’s anything goes now.  They will experiment both ways now at the drop of a hat.  You aren’t going to change that.  In our society now, this is what it has come to, and it’s no going back.  It’s simply what the lack of morals and teaching is doing.

  • Anonymous

    Jason is A SICK person, This has been going on for years and NOTHING has been done..SO GLAD HE WAS FINALLY CAUGHT !!! To the victim & parents, I am sorry this happened to you, But, If his previous victims & families would have done what needed to be done a long time ago, this would not have happened AGAIN..I know this for A FACT !!!

  • Anonymous

    I guess you could say he is Gay..He has always liked young boys, and this isn’t the first, many others were not reported..this has been A  long time coming !!!

  • Anonymous

    Guess what JASON, aint no Little boys where you’re going….Now go PLAY with the Big Boys !!!!

  • Anonymous

    This has been going on a long time..His parents are GOOD christian people, so no one wanted to believe that this has been going on, so each time it was just kinda washed away and A lot of people didn’t want to believe it because he was raised in such a good, loving, christian family/ home, with such wonderful parents,..I am sure the victim’s family was aware of all the times he has been accused of this but, like so many they just didn’t believe it. I have never known him to be with a man his age, all I know is he likes young boys.

  • Anonymous

    Never knew you were an expert on morals and promiscuity. And if you are so concerned about such things, ponder this. How ’bout people in postions of authority who espouse such lewd, lacivious practices and nothing ever happens to them ’cause they just “explain it away”. Hmmmmm. Food for thought.

  • Anonymous

    Couldn’t agree more.  That’s just the way society is now, anything goes.

  • Anonymous

    Maybe this is what Congress was doing instead of solving the national debt!  Several of them haven’t been able to explain it away recently.

  • Anonymous

    I’ve known that boy for a long time….and always knew somthing was wrong with him. Glad to see that he’s finally been exposed in a manner which no one can cover up for him….

  • Anonymous

    THIS IS A SAD STORY; IT DOESN’T MATTER WHAT SEX THE CHILD DESIRE , ” IT WAS WRONG”. > HE WAS RAISED IN SUCH A GOOD, LOVING, CHRISTIAN FAMILY HOME WITH SUCH WONDERFUL PARENTS <; WHAT-IN-THE-HELL-DO-THAT-MEAN< ? IS THAT SOMETHING , LIKE BULLET PROOF; NOW LET ME WORK ON THAT PARENTS OF THE 15 YEAR OLD, PLUS TWO YOUNGER KIDS. I FEEL SO SORRY FOR THEM. THE KIDS NEED TO BE PUT UP FOR ADOPTION, OR GIVEN TO A RELATIVE. *THEY DON'T HAVE A PARENT*. THIS GUY PROBABLY WAS GOING THREW ALL THREE; AND WHO KNOWS HOW MANY TIMES THEY DROPPED THEM OFF THERE. I DON'T WANT TO ACCUSE THE PARENTS OF PARTING THAT LATE AT NIGHT. CHILD PROTECTION NEED TO DIG DEEPER INTO THOSE KIDS PARENTS. I JUST WONDER WHERE ELSE THEY DROP THEM OFF; WHEN THAT "NUT" WASN'T AVAILABLE.           

  • Anonymous

    You have got to be a  ”graduate” of our wonderful public school system. Let me guess valedictorian?