Sheriff's Deputies arrest man accused of raping woman in September

Sheriff's Deputies arrest man accused of raping woman in September

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Deputies say they have arrested a man accused of raping a woman at an apartment in September.

Deputies arrested 20-year-old Devin Allen Kleinpeter Friday and charged him with third degree rape.

According to a probable cause report, Kleinpeter, the victim and a group of friends went out for a night of drinking at the bar on September 29. After the bar closed, the group all returned to an apartment where they smoked marijuana.

The victim told investigators that she later fell asleep on the couch and that at some time during the night, she woke up to Kleinpeter having sexual intercourse with her. She told Kleinpeter to stop but he did not. She says that after the incident she passed out. When she woke up around 7 a.m. the next morning Kleinpeter was gone.

The victim says that when she asked her friends what happened, they told her that the last thing they remembered was leaving her sleeping on the couch and Kleinpeter sleeping in a chair near the couch.

According to deputies, when they interviewed Kleinpeter, he admitted to being with the victim and her friends that night and returning to the apartment. He claims that the sexual intercourse was consensual.

Kleinpeter has been booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. His bond has not yet been set.

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