A Baton Rouge man who was arrested during last summer's Alton Sterling-related demonstrations and claimed police officers stomped and punched him has been indicted on several rape charges involving a young girl.
Javier Tra Dunn, 25, 4362 Hollywood St., was charged by an East Baton Rouge Parish grand jury Thursday with two counts of aggravated rape and one count of first-degree rape.
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The indictment, filed into the court record Friday, accuses Dunn of raping the same alleged victim during three different time periods, beginning in 2012 when she was 5 and ending in late June when she was 9.
Dunn was arrested July 10 near Baton Rouge police headquarters on Goodwood Boulevard in July while protesting the fatal July 5 police shooting of Sterling. He was booked on counts of obstruction of a highway and resisting arrest.
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More than 180 demonstrators were arrested. East Baton Rouge Parish District Attorney Hillar Moore III said Dunn was one of about 100 protesters not prosecuted by his office.
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After his release from Parish Prison, Dunn -- flanked by lawyer James M. Williams and state Rep. Ted James at James' Baton Rouge law office -- stated at a news conference that he suffered a fractured eye socket at the hands of police during his arrest.
Dunn, who remains jailed on the rape counts, has not taken legal action against police in state or federal court in Baton Rouge, according to online records at both courts.
James said Friday that neither he nor Williams is representing Dunn on the rape charges.
Dunn allegedly told the girl to go into a room alone with him and raped her June 25, according to an arrest warrant filed in state court.