18-year-old Baker man accused of aggravated rape of minor _lowres

Blair Ray Copeland

The Sheriff’s Office arrested an 18-year-old man Wednesday after a witness told deputies he saw the man engaging in oral sex with a boy under the age of 11.

The witness walked into the boy’s room and found Blair Ray Copeland, a family friend, in bed with the boy, the arrest report says. The boy told sheriff’s deputies that Copeland, of Baker, forced him to perform oral sex, and when he tried to refuse, Copeland punched him and threw him against a wall.

The report indicates the boy had multiple bruises on his back and chest.

The boy also told deputies Copeland had previously forced him to perform oral sex during Father’s Day weekend, the report says. Copeland denied that allegation to deputies.

Copeland was booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on two counts of aggravated rape.