ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — On July 10, 2013, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched after receiving a report from a woman advising on numerous occasions in the past two weeks, she has observed convicted sex offender James L. Braxton, 38, 205 Moss Street, #7, Lake Charles, near her place of employment, home and other places in the area. Deputies discovered Braxton was convicted of forcibly raping the victim in April 2001 in Calcasieu Parish.

The victim also advised Braxton recently went to her home and knocked on her door. When she opened the door and saw Braxton, she pepper sprayed him and he fled the home.

After further investigation, an arrest warrant was issued for Braxton and on March 20 he was arrested at his home without incident. Braxton was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center and charged with stalking; and unlawful presence or contact of a sex offender with former victim.

Judge David Ritchie set his bond at $400,000.

CPSO Detective Cory Myers is the lead investigator in this case.

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