Man arrested Christmas Eve after allegedly providing alcohol, drugs to minor, raping her

Man arrested Christmas Eve after allegedly providing alcohol, drugs to minor, raping her

BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - A Baton Rouge man was arrested Saturday, December 24 after allegedly providing a 16-year-old girl with hard liquor and mojo, and then raping her.

Around 7 p.m. Saturday, officers were called out to a home on Rhodes Ave. in reference to a sexual offense incident. The officer contacted the victim, a 16-year-old girl, who stated that while she was walking with the man, later identified as Morris Dantzler, 62, he provided her with hard liquor and mojo, which she said she consumed before arriving at a nearby park.

The victim stated that once at the park, Dantzler told her, "since you smoked up all my marijuana and drink all of my liquor, what are you going to give me in return?"

The victim said before being heavily influenced by the alcohol and mojo, she remembered Dantzler raping her.

While on scene, the officer did observe the victim was under the influence of some type of substance. The officer also spoke to a witness who observed Dantzler and the victim having sex in the park.

During the investigation, the victim was able to provide Dantzler's first name, his address, and a description of him. She described him as an older, skinny, black male 50-60 years of age.

Later in the night, another officer responded to a call from an anonymous neighbor stating that Dantzler was at his home. Upon arrival, the officer was flagged down by a neighbor, who pointed out where Dantzler was located. The officer made contact with Dantzler at his residence, where he stated his name was Morris and lives at the address provided by the victim.

Dantzler was then arrested and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison. He is charged with contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile and 3rd degree rape.

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