Man held on $100k bond, charged with aggravated rape of 10-year-old

John McManus (Source: EBRSO)
John McManus (Source: EBRSO)

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man has been arrested and charged with aggravated rape of a 10-year-old girl.

John McManus, 29, is accused of having vaginal intercourse with the child, multiple times, while she was away from her mother.

The probable cause report from the Baton Rouge Police Department graphically details multiple incidents that were reported to them by the child.

When McManus was questioned about the incidents, he denied touching the victim in any inappropriate way and he did not know why the girl would make such a statement.

To protect the identity of the child, the man's association with the child's family will not be released.

McManus was arrested and taken to the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a charge of aggravated rape. He is being held on a $100,000 bond.

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