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Man charged with rape, home invasion after teen attacked while checking mail

Daunte Deshon Sullivan (Source: EBRSO) Daunte Deshon Sullivan (Source: EBRSO)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A Baton Rouge man has been arrested and charged with home invasion and rape of a 17-year-old girl that happened in January.

According to a warrant issued by the Baton Rouge Police Department, the girl walked outside to get the mail just after 10 a.m. on Jan. 19, 2016 on Byron Street. As she began to walk back inside her home, a man came out of hiding, ran up behind the girl and pushed her inside.

The man, identified by police as 22-year-old Daunte Deshon Sullivan, threw the girl on the couch and raped her, according to the warrant. He then ran out of the house.

The victim's grandmother and 5-year-old brother were in the house when the attack happened.

On Feb. 18, 2016, the Louisiana State Police Crime Lab informed the police that the DNA collected from the victim was a positive match with Sullivan.

The victim told police she did not know Sullivan and had never engaged in consensual sex with him.

Records show Sullivan lives two blocks from the victim.

Sullivan was arrested on Feb. 18, 2016 and charged with first degree rape and home invasion. He is being held in the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on a $120,000 bond.

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