Quenton Rogers

A 42-year-old registered sex offender was arrested Thursday, accused of abducting a woman at gunpoint March 9 and raping her at a Baton Rouge park.

Quenton Dwayne Rogers, 16776 Pride Baywood Road, Pride, was booked with second-degree kidnapping, armed robbery and first-degree rape, according to booking records.

A warrant from the Baton Rouge Police Department gave this account of the incident:

A 19-year-old woman was walking around 8 p.m. in the 200 block of Veta Street, headed from a friend's house to her grandmother's home, when a vehicle pulled up and a man demanded she get into the vehicle.

When the victim resisted, the man, later identified as Rogers, struck her, placed a handgun to her side and pulled her to the car by her shirt. The victim said Rogers took her to Brooks Park on Eddie Robinson Sr. Boulevard and raped her under some playground equipment before fleeing.

DNA evidence was sent to the State Police Crime Lab, where a match was made with the Rogers, who is a registered sex offender, the warrant says.

The warrant says Rogers has a criminal history including armed robbery, molestation of a juvenile, aggravated rape, forcible rape and operating a vehicle while intoxicated.