Man accused in rape of child arrested; girl said he threatened to kill her if she told anyone _lowres

Jermaine Lenard Winchester, 28

A 28-year-old Baton Rouge man was arrested Thursday after he allegedly raped a young girl and then threatened to kill her if she ever spoke about it.

Jermaine Lenard Winchester, 5340 Clayton Drive, raped the girl — now 13 years old — two or three years ago at home on Ardenwood Drive, according to a Baton Rouge Police report.

Winchester “told the victim that he would kill (her) if she told anyone what happened,” the report says, adding that the girl “believes that (Winchester) is capable of that action.”

He was booked into Parish Prison on counts of first-degree rape and indecent behavior with a juvenile.