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Patterson Man Charged With First Degree Rape

Ernest Ray Harris, Jr., 45, Patterson, LA, was arrested on July 9, 2021, at 7:14 pm for 1st-degree rape and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile.

On July 8, 2021, the SMPSO received a complaint of a rape that occurred in the Amelia area. During the investigation, Harris was developed as the suspect.

On July 9, 2021, Harris was located and questioned on the allegations. A warrant was obtained for Harris, and he was arrested and transported to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center for booking.

Bail was set at $300,000.

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