Deputies arrest man suspected of raping 10-year-old girl

Deputies arrest man suspected of raping 10-year-old girl

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Investigators said a man accused of raping a child and giving her an STD was arrested Sunday.

The East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office reported Jerry Veal, 27, of Baton Rouge, was booked on charges of aggravated rape and no seat belt. No bond was set.

Authorities added the victim was a 10-year-old girl.

Deputies said they were contacted after the victim was taken to the hospital and doctors determined her injuries were the result of a sex crime.

According to the probable cause report, the victim's medical report show she tested positive for sexually transmitted diseases.

The case remains under investigation.

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