Published on September 16th, 2013 | by Daniel R. Perlman0
New Orleans man arrested in rape of 7-year-old boy he was babysitting
New Orleans Police have arrested a 20-year-old man in the rape of a 7-year-old boy he was babysitting over the weekend.
Garreth Green was arrested Sunday (Sept. 8) after the boy’s mother reported the rape to police, according to records filed in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court.
Earlier that morning, around 2:30 a.m., the boy was asleep at home when, according to his account to police, Green grabbed him and dragged him out of his room and into the living room. Green then threw the boy onto a couch, where he was assaulted, the report says.
The boy’s 8-year-old sister, who was asleep in the same room at the time, was awakened by the screams of her brother, and told police that when she opened her eyes she saw Green quickly dart out of the room, the report says.
The children’s mother said when she learned what happened, she shouted at Green to get out of the house. Green fled the scene, records show, but returned to the home later in the day.
Around 6:30 a.m. that day, a detective assigned to the New Orleans Police Department’s Special Victims Unit was notified about the rape.
Detective Nakeisha Barnes was informed that a 7-year-old boy was at Children’s Hospital where he was being treated for injuries.
The mother later told police that when she returned home from the hospital she found her son’s bloodied underwear and an undershirt she says Green had been wearing stuffed into a garbage can.
Green was arrested around noon that day after he returned to the home, the report said. He was booked on charges of aggravated rape and simple battery. Bond was set at $750,000 for the rape charge, court documents show.
If convicted at trial, Green faces a mandatory life in prison sentence without the possibility of probation or parole.
Source: nola.com “New Orleans man arrested in rape of 7-year-old boy he was babysitting,” September 16, 2013.