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Homeless man wanted for rape arrested; victim's son fights back during attack

5 years 9 months 1 week ago Tuesday, December 20 2016 Dec 20, 2016 December 20, 2016 9:29 AM December 20, 2016 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – A homeless man has been arrested for the rape of a woman whose 10-year-old son fought back during the attack.

The East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office arrested 32-year-old Daniel Hinton for forcible second-degree rape.

The incident occurred on Dec. 16 when the victim met with several of her cousins and Hinton at her home. The woman stated that Hinton was one of her cousins' friends. According to the arrest report, the group was drinking alcohol while at the home and after drinking, the woman became tired and fell asleep on the couch.

One of the woman's cousins moved her from the couch to her bed. The woman told police that when she woke up, Hinton was raping her. The woman yelled "stop" and tried to push off Hinton, however he pinned her down. The woman's 10-year-old son, who was in the room, began to hit Hinton and stopped the attack.

The woman told deputies that Hinton had previously made sexual advancements towards her, but she told him she was not interested. When Hinton left her home, he made threats towards the woman and her family, according to the arrest report.

Deputies were contacted about the incident on Dec. 18 around 12:30 a.m. and an arrest warrant was issued.

Hinton was arrested on the above charges.

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