A 72-year old man was arrested for reportedly raping a middle school child that resulted in a pregnancy.
A Ouachita Parish man according to court records was arrested Monday and charged with first-degree rape.
Deputies pursuing the arrest warrant, told a judge that an investigation into the alleged rape began on May 2, 2019, after the victim told her middle school teacher about the abuse.
The deputies told the judge that the victim told investigators that the suspect had been raping her for multiple years.
It was also discovered that the victim was pregnant. The pregnancy was terminated and DNA testing was done. Authorities say DNA testing confirmed that Mitchell was the person who impregnated the victim.
Willie Mitchell, Jr., was booked into the Ouachita Correctional Center on July 1, 2019. Bond was listed as $250,000.