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Deputies arrest man suspected of raping 12-year-old girl

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Bryson Verdin (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office) Bryson Verdin (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)
CENTERVILLE, LA (WAFB) -

Authorities have arrested a man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl two months ago.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office reported Bryson Verdin, 23, of Patterson, was booked Tuesday on charges of aggravated rape and theft (over $5,000).

Deputies said they were called to a hospital on Nov. 14, 2013 to investigate the possible rape of a child.

They added the evidence from that investigation pointed to Verdin as the primary suspect.

Investigators reported they believe he raped the girl at a home in Patterson and then took a truck without permission.

SMPSO said Verdin was taken from the Iberia Parish jail to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville.

Bond has not been set.

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