2 Acadiana men indicted on separate child sex charges

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Two men were indicted in Lafayette Parish court Wednesday for two separate rape cases.

They are:

  • 60-year-old Harry Will Thomas Jr. 
  • 41-year-old Matthew Grant Dennis 

Thomas Jr, is charged with sexual battery of a juvenile and first degree rape. The warrant says the alleged incidents occurred between August 2009 and August 2011, when the juvenile was under age 13.

Dennis is charged with being a person over age 17 who wilfully, unlawfully and intentionally commited a lews or lasciviious act on a juvenile between April, 2013 and June 2014.  A second count accused Dennis of having sexual intercourse with a juvenile without the lawful consent of the victim. 

Thomas Jr., bond was set at $350k and Dennis bond was set at $125K. 

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