Sheriff: 61-year-old man charged with rape of 4-year-old - WAFB 9 News Baton Rouge, Louisiana News, Weather, Sports

Sheriff: 61-year-old man charged with rape of 4-year-old

Joseph Underwood (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Department) Joseph Underwood (Source: Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Department)
HAMMOND, LA (WAFB) -

According to reports from the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Office, 61-year-old Joseph Underwood of Independence, LA was arrested and charged with aggravated rape and molestation of a 4-year-old.

Underwood was arrested Wednesday.

Reports say after the allegations of abuse and during a polygraph interview, Underwood admitted to being sexually aroused around the juvenile.

With additional statements given by Underwood, he was taken into custody and charged.

Underwood was an acquaintance of the victim's family, according to the Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff's Department.

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