Police: Man arrested for allegedly raping disabled victim

Man arrested for allegedly raping mentally disabled girl

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - Police have arrested a teen accused of raping an 18-year-old who reportedly has a mental condition that prevents her from resisting.

Police arrested 18-year-old Ikeal Franklin on Friday after police interviewed the victim, who officials say had a "mental infirmity", meaning that the victim's IQ was below 70.

Investigators say that the victim suffers from both autism and bipolar disorder. Officials also noted a bruise on the back of the victim's neck. She explained that she got the bruise after Franklin struck her on the back of the neck.

Franklin was a subject of a WAFB Crime Stoppers spotlight on Thursday. It is unknown whether or not the arrest followed an anonymous tip to the crime stopping agency.

Franklin was arrested on an aggravated rape charge.

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