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Neighbor speaks out about child rape case

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Posted: Jul 11, 2014 5:06 PM by Brittany Weiss
Updated: Jul 11, 2014 5:06 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: rape, child, Wilson, East Feliciana, Joe Loyd, Darrell Anderson, Brittany Weiss

WILSON - Police say there are warrants out for the arrest of two people connected to a child rape case.

Two men were arrested last night. Joe Loyd of Wilson and Darrell Anderson of Norwood are both accused of raping two children, ages three and six. Police plan to arrest two more people, one of them is already in jail on unrelated charges, another is a juvenile.

A neighbor living near the home where the children once lived says she never would have expected this.

"How could you, I mean those babies," said Jerry Kay White. "They were babies. It's horrible."

White knew the family and says she often saw the two children at the grocery store with their father.

"They were always, you know, bouncing and playing, sweet little girls," she said.

Friday, both men received strong words from Wilson Police Chief Kenneth Stewart.

"We're going to try to remove these people from society, they don't need to be in society," said Stewart.

The investigation initially began last year when the two children revealed information about their deplorable living conditions to camp counselors. The Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services removed the children from the home and placed them in foster care. The children told their foster parents they had been abused.

"They indicated this has gone on so long that they don't even remember," said Chief Stewart. "For as long as they can remember."

The investigation is ongoing. District Attorney Sam D'Aquilla echoed the chief's words and said she'll do everything he can to send away everyone involved for a long time.

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