Deputies arrest man accused of raping and beating teen girl

Atlas White (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)
Atlas White (Source: St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office)

MORGAN CITY, LA (WAFB) - A man law enforcement officers were looking for in the rape and beating of a teen girl was arrested Thursday evening.

The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office said Atlas White, 22, of Morgan City, was booked on charges of aggravated rape and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling. No bond is set.

Deputies reported US marshals were called in to assist with his capture once it was learned he was on the run and no longer in the parish.

The marshals reportedly found him in New Iberia and took him into custody.

The sheriff's office was contacted on the morning of April 16 about a possible rape victim in the emergency room.

Deputies reported the 16-year-old victim told them a man got into her Amelia home without permission, beat her and raped her.

Detectives later identified White as a suspect and obtained warrants for his arrest.

The investigation is ongoing.

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