DeRidder man accused in sexual assault of child - KPLC 7 News, Lake Charles, Louisiana

DeRidder man accused in rape of child

Jerry Wayne Palmer (Source: DeRidder Police Department) Jerry Wayne Palmer (Source: DeRidder Police Department)

A DeRidder man is accused in the aggravated rape of a 3-year-old child, according to a news release from the DeRidder Police Department.

Jerry Wayne Palmer, 37, was booked into the Beauregard Parish Jail on Friday on a charge of aggravated rape.

Bond in the case is set at $750,000.

Authorities said their investigation began Thursday when they received a complaint that a child had been sexually assaulted.

Authorities said the child was evaluated at Beauregard Memorial Hospital.

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