According to Evangeline Parish District Attorney Trent Brignac, a hearing was held this morning, Friday August 24 before Judge Judge John Larry Vidrine with regard to Justin Trevor Soileau, age 30 of Mamou. Soileau was indicted earlier this week by an Evangeline Parish Grand Jury for Aggravated Rape of a 75 year old female, Home Invasion and False imprisonment with a Dangerous Weapon. The crimes occurred on or about June 17 of this year. Today’s hearing was to determine whether a bond amount would be set or whether Soileau would remain incarcerated without bond until trial. After the hearing in which the state was represented by Nicole Gil and Soileau by Attorney Daniel Stanford, Judge Vidrine ruled in favor of the State and ordered Soileau held without bond until trial.
Soileau is currently scheduled for arraignment in September at which time a trial date will be selected. If convicted of Aggravated Rape, Soileau faces a maximum sentence of life in prison.