Two more arrested in rape case
BATON ROUGE - Investigators arrested two additional suspects in connection with the repeated rape of a 12-year-old girl in East Baton Rouge Parish.
According to arrest documents, sheriff's deputies booked 55-year-old Arthur Lee Jones and 35-year-old Michael Jerrold Sherbin into the parish jail Monday on suspicion of aggravated rape. Deputies previously arrested 38-year-old Ivy Martin on suspicion of the same crime.
Investigators said the 12-year-old victim told them Martin raped her multiple times since earlier this year, and brought over Jones and Sherbin to have sex with her while he watched. She said the incident with Jones happened in October, and the incident with Sherbin happened in July.
Sheriff's deputies said Martin denied allegations he had sex with the girl, but told investigators he did watch her have sex with other adults. Detectives said Sherbin admitted having sex with the girl, but Jones claimed he was drunk and didn't remember what he did.