[StBernard] Chalmette man arrested in rape, imprisonment of woman allegedly lured by marijuana
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Wed Aug 7 08:23:37 EDT 2013
Chalmette man arrested in rape, imprisonment of woman allegedly lured by
Print Benjamin Alexander-Bloch, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune By Benjamin
Alexander-Bloch, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
on August 06, 2013 at 5:07 PM, updated August 06, 2013 at 6:14 PM
A Chalmette man was arrested Tuesday in the forcible rape and false
imprisonment of a 20-year-old Chalmette woman whom he allegedly had lured
into his apartment with the offer of marijuana, according to the St. Bernard
Parish Sheriff's Office. Denera Carter, 25, allegedly had met the woman for
the first time on Monday morning outside a store on Paris Road in Chalmette,
Sheriff Jimmy Pohlmann said.
Carter allegedly convinced her to come to his apartment by offering her some
marijuana, either to buy or smoke. Once inside his apartment, Carter
allegedly raped her, according to the Sheriff's Office.
Afterward, Carter allegedly wouldn't let her leave his apartment until she
begged him to let her go home to take some needed medication, Pohlmann said.
The woman told authorities that Carter agreed to walk her the short distance
to her residence but, once at her place, the woman managed to break free
from him and ran inside her apartment. Carter allegedly then left and the
woman called a friend who brought her to St. Bernard Parish Hospital,
according to the Sheriff's Office.
The woman was transferred to the Interim LSU Public Hospital -- more
commonly known as University Hospital -- in New Orleans to have an
examination that included a rape kit, according to the Sheriff's Office. On
Monday evening, after that examination, the Sheriff's Office was informed of
the alleged incident.
Carter, of the 3200 block of Golden Drive, was being held on Tuesday
afternoon in St. Bernard Parish Prison on the two felonies pending an
appearance before a judge for a bond hearing.
Carter has denied raping the woman, according to the Sheriff's Office.
While the woman allegedly did not know Carter's name, she told police where
it had occurred and provided a description of him including the cross tattoo
on his face.
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