METAIRIE, La. (AP) - A 29-year-old Kenner man has been arrested in the kidnapping and rape of a 7-year-old girl in Metairie.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office says Steven David Carter faces one count of aggravated kidnapping of a child and one count of aggravated rape.
Deputies say the girl was kidnapped Wednesday afternoon by a man who entered through a broken gate at an apartment complex.
As deputies began investigating the child's disappearance, a woman living two miles away called 911 to report that a child in front of her home told her she had been kidnapped by a man.
Deputies arrested Carter overnight in New Orleans.
It was unclear whether he has an attorney.