BRPD arrest man accused of battery, rape
BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested arrested a Baton Rouge man accused of battery and rape early Monday morning.
Police said 53-year-old Richard Hughes, Jr. punched his girlfriend in the back of the head and grabbed her by the hair after she refused to perform sex acts on him.
He punched the victim again in the face before sexually assaulting her, according to officers.
Police charged Hughes with second degree battery and aggravated rape and booked him into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison.
The victim was transported to a medical facility to be treated for a broken nose.
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