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Arrest made in rape that left 11-year-old pregnant

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THIBODAUX, LA (WVUE) - Police arrested a man they believe raped and impregnated an 11-year-old girl.

Joseph Wendell Riney, a 25-year-old man from Thibodaux, was arrested January 22nd for aggravated rape after an ongoing investigation revealed that he allegedly had sex with an 11 year-old girl numerous times. The victim is now pregnant.

According to police, aggravated rape can be punished with life in prison without parole. However, if the victim is under the age of thirteen, the district attorney can seek the death penalty.

Riney is currently in the Terrebonne Parish Jail awaiting trial or bond.

 

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