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Police: Pastor turns himself in for alleged rape of a child

Darrell Ranel (Source: EBRSO) Darrell Ranel (Source: EBRSO)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A pastor who leads a church in Clinton, La has turned himself into police after a warrant was issued for the alleged aggravated rape of an 11-year-old girl.

According to the arrest warrant, the victim told officers with the Baton Rouge Police Department SVU that Darrell Ranel, 56, of Baton Rouge forced the child to have sexual intercourse on two different occasions in 2014. 

Officials with BRPD say Ranel turned himself in Friday.

He was arrested and charged with forcible rape. He is being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. No bond has been set at this time.

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