OPELOUSAS, LA (WAFB) - A Palmetto man has been arrested for forcible rape of a 16-year-old girl. St. Landry Parish Sheriff's detectives say the girl reported the incident on Nov. 30.
Officials say the victim knew the suspect Dennis Clark, 27.
"When something like this happens, we take great care to handle the investigation with sensitivity and empathy," says Sheriff Bobby Guidroz. "The young victim and her family deserve our respectful understanding as we gather evidence and develop probable cause for arrest. Although we acknowledge that an arrest has been made, details of the crime are withheld and will not be released. The suspect is now in jail and will have his day in court."