Serial child molester, 58, wanted for drugging and raping autistic boy, 15, arrested
Alain Luis Forget took the teen to a home and later called an ambulance and reported that the boy was unresponsive, in December 2017.
LAKE COUNTY, FLORIDA: A serial child molester has been arrested in connection with the death of a teen with autism who died two years ago of pneumonia and drug toxicity.
Alain Luis Forget, 58, of Lakeland, was arrested in Lake County on July 23 and has been accused of drugging and raping a 15-year-old, who later died, in 2017, according to the Orlando Sentinel.
The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) said the rape happened after Forget took the teen, whose identity has been kept under wraps, to a home in Hamilton County on December 27, 2017.
They said he had the permission of the boy's grandmother to take him to the home, though they did not specify if the 58-year-old had any relationship with the family. Two days after the pair went to the home, Forget called an ambulance and reported that the boy was unresponsive. The teen was later pronounced dead at a Hamilton County hospital.
A subsequent autopsy conducted in January 2018 revealed that the teen had morphine and Xanax in his system when he died, with the FDLE stating that the cause of his death was ruled to be pneumonia and drug toxicity.
After interviewing the teen's family and others who knew Forget, the FDLE said he was responsible for the death. "Agents believe Forget gave the child drugs and sexually battered him prior to his death," they said in a press release. "During interviews, additional sexual abuse allegations were made against Forget", it said.
Forget is facing charges of lewd and lascivious battery on a child under the age of 16 and delivery of a controlled substance to a minor. The FDLE says it is still investigating the case and the man could face additional charges. Agents are concerned that there may be more victims and have asked anyone with information to contact the FDLE's Live Oak Field Office at (800) 226-5630. Their suspicion stems from the fact that this is not the first time that Forget has found himself accused of abusing children.
He was sentenced to three years in state in prison for violating his probation on charges of indecent assault on a child under the age of 16 in 1995 as well, according to records from the Florida Department of Corrections.
He was then arrested again in 2001 in Polk County on charges of lewd or lascivious molestation and indecent acts against a victim between 12 and 16. On that occasion, he pleaded no contest and was sentenced to one year in prison.
He is currently being held at the Lake County Jail without bond.