IN CUSTODY: Man accused of raping woman

Man accused of raping woman after having drinks

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

UPDATE

Justin Jermaine Carter turned himself in to authorities at the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison Tuesday, Dec. 18. He was booked on a third degree rape charge.

ORIGINAL

Detectives with the Baton Rouge Police Department are searching for a man accused of third degree rape.

Police have issued an arrest warrant for Justin Jermaine Carter, 28.

BRPD officials say Carter is accused of raping a 29-year-old woman sometime around Sept. 25 after having drinks at a local business. Investigators later confirmed Carter as a suspect after reviewing DNA evidence from the LSP Crime Lab. Carter was also identified by the victim in a photographic lineup.

Anyone with information on Carter’s whereabouts should contact the Special Victims Unit at 225-389-3853 or call Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

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