Man wanted in connection with school rape arrested
BATON ROUGE - Authorities arrested an East Baton Rouge man nearly a year after they said he was a lookout for another teen who raped a girl while they were at school.
Deputies booked Dwayne Reed, 19, Thursday on charges of being principal to forcible rape. Reed also had a bench warrant for theft charges.
According to arrest documents, on Oct. 3 last year Reed stood lookout outside a bathroom at a local high school while a juvenile boy dragged a 14-year-old girl inside and sexually assaulted her.
Detectives said the school's principal found out about the incident from a group of students the next day, and contacted the girl's parents. Investigators said the girl confirmed what had happened to her while speaking to another administrator, and that the principal had pulled surveillance video showing Reed and the juvenile boy outside the bathroom before the boy pulled the girl inside.
The principal said he also interviewed Reed and took a written statement, in which Reed said he was in the bathroom "looking out for my son."
Investigators said they arrested the juvenile accused of raping the girl on Oct. 17, but arrest records show a warrant for Reed was not obtained until Dec. 13.