Baton Rouge man accused of raping teen
BATON ROUGE – Deputies say a Baton Rouge man was arrested Sunday after they say he raped a 17-year-old in January.
East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s deputies were called on Jan. 14 in reference to a possible rape. The victim said she met 24-year-old Tiris Cage via cell phone a week before the incident. The two exchanged text messages and nude pictures.
The victim told investigators that on Jan. 13, Cage came to her front door of her home and exposed himself. She said she slammed the door and told him to go away.
The next day she said he messaged her and asked to meet her at the bus stop at 5 a.m. She said she agreed and he picked her up and went to a parking lot on O’Neal Lane.
According to the victim, Cage started to grab her chest. He then exposed himself and asked the victim to touch him, but she pulled her hand away.
The victim said Cage ordered her to the back seat of the car and he tried to rape her. He then drove her to school.
Investigators said the victim identified Cage from a six-person photo lineup. Deputies made several attempts to interview Cage but were unsuccessful.
A warrant was issued for his arrest on Feb. 22. Cage was arrested Sunday and charged with one felony count of first-degree rape.