Authorities arrested the co-owner of Parkview Farms in Louisiana on an aggravated rape charge. Vincent Datrio is accused of raping a mentally challenged woman at the stable.
Datrio allegedly raped the 21-year-old on September 29th in an office on the property. Parkview Farms is located in Covington. Datrio was booked October 6th.
The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office states in a press release that the facility “allows mentally handicapped and emotionally distressed individuals [to] use the facility and ride the horses in exchange for them doing work around the farm.”
According to Parkview Farm’s Facebook profile, the farm specializes in dressage and effective riding.
The stable is also home to the Thoroughbred Retirement Network of Louisiana (TRNL), which is advertised as a non-profit dedicated to rescuing, retraining, and re-homing former racehorses. Datrio’s wife, Cynthia Morgan-D’Atrio, Ph.D., is the President and Director of the organization. Datrio serves as the Vice President, according to the Louisiana Secretary of State’s office.
The IRS revoked the charity status of the Thoroughbred Retirement Network of Louisiana (TRNL). The organization’s federal tax exempt status was yanked in May 2013 after the group failed to file a Form 990-series for three consecutive years.
Dr. Cynthia Datrio is a licensed and certified Psychologist who specializes in working with children and adolescents. She did not return our call.
Deputies say they suspect Datrio may have victimized others at the farm and are asking for your help. If you or someone you know may have been a victim, please contact Detective Justin Parker at 985-726-7852.
Datrio is being held on a $200,000 bond.
March 2015 – Vincent Datrio guilty of sexual battery of the infirmed.