The eldest son of Alton Sterling, the 37-year-old man killed by Baton Rouge police in July 2016, has been arrested on a charge of First Degree Rape.
Cameron Sterling, 18, was taken into custody Wednesday, after 19th Judicial District Judge Donald R. Johnson issued a warrant his arrest Sunday.
Sterling is accused of raping an 8-year-old child for whom he was babysitting. According to the affidavit for the arrest warrant by the Baton Rouge police, Sterling’s mother left her three younger children, ages 6, 8 and 12, in his care.
About an hour-and-a-half after she left for work, her 12-year-old son called her and she returned home. There, her 12-year-old alleged Cameron, her oldest son, had touched his 8-year-old brother.
She told police Cameron, her oldest son, told her he didn’t remember the incident, and the she believed he was having a “mental episode.” He has been diagnosed with severe depression and by-polar disorder.
The mother then took the three younger children back to work with her. When they got there, she took the 8-year-old to the break room, where he told her what the suspect did to him.
She took the child to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital in Baton Rouge, and just after midnight Sunday, the hospital contacted the Baton Rouge Police who responded.
Just before 8:30 Sunday morning, Johnson signed the warrant for Sterling’s arrest.