May 8, 2022

Jackson teen arrested in connection with Louisiana rape

Therese Apel

Demetris Harris (photo credit: Southeastern Louisiana University Police)

A Jackson teen has been charged with the abduction and rape of a Louisiana college student, according to WLBT’s Josh Carter.

Late last week, a student at Southeastern Louisiana University told police that a stranger forced her into the car with a gun. She said she was taken off-campus and sexually assaulted, then left somewhere else.

After viewing surveillance footage and taking tips that outed him as the suspect, police arrested Demetris Harris, 19, of Jackson, and he is now facing charges of first-degree rape, aggravated kidnapping, and possession of a firearm in a gun-free zone. Harris is not an SLU student.

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