DERIDDER, LA (KPLC) - 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.