Deputies arrest man suspected of raping 12-year-old girl
CENTERVILLE, LA (WAFB) - Authorities have arrested a man accused of raping a 12-year-old girl two months ago.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office reported Bryson Verdin, 23, of Patterson, was booked Tuesday on charges of aggravated rape and theft (over $5,000).
Deputies said they were called to a hospital on Nov. 14, 2013 to investigate the possible rape of a child.
They added the evidence from that investigation pointed to Verdin as the primary suspect.
Investigators reported they believe he raped the girl at a home in Patterson and then took a truck without permission.
SMPSO said Verdin was taken from the Iberia Parish jail to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center in Centerville.
Bond has not been set.
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