A Florida man is behind bars facing felony charges after he allegedly drugged an autistic boy and raped him, police say.
FOX 13 reports that 58-year-old Alain Luis Forget is accused of taking a 15-year-old boy to a Hamilton County, Florida, home during Christmas 2017, where he gave him drugs and sexually assaulted him, according to the agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Authorities indicated that the boy’s grandmother gave him permission to go with the suspect, although it’s unclear if Forget was related to the child. Two days later, the boy was rushed to the hospital when the suspect found him unresponsive and called for help. He died shortly after.
An autopsy determined that the victim died from pneumonia and drug toxicity. He had both morphine and Xanax in his system.
After talking to people who knew Forget, detectives indicated that there may be additional victims.
“Agents conducted interviews with the victims’ family members and others who were familiar with Forget,” FDLE said in a news release. “Agents believe Forget gave the child drugs and sexually battered him prior to his death. During interviews, additional sexual abuse allegations were made against Forget.”
Forget apparently has prior convictions involving children. From 1995 to 1996, he served a year in prison for two counts of lewd and lascivious assault on a minor in Orange County. In 2000, he served a year behind bars for cocaine possession, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.
The suspect’s most recent charges include two felony counts of delivery of a controlled substance to a minor and one count of lewd and lascivious assault on a minor. Authorities said additional charges may follow.
The investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information about the suspect should call FDLE’s Live Oak Field Office at 800-226-5630.
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[Feature Photo: Alain Forget/Police Handout]