Zachary teen accused in rape of mentally disabled girl _lowres

Ikeal Franklin

A Zachary teen accused of raping a mentally disabled girl was arrested Friday and booked into the East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on one count of aggravated rape.

Ikeal Franklin, 18, of 21378 Samuels Rd., is accused of sexually assaulting an 18-year-old Zachary High School student who suffers from Asperger’s Syndrome and bipolar disorder, according to an affidavit of probable cause,.

The affidavit says the victim’s IQ was below 70 and her mental illness prevented her from resisting Franklin’s sexual advances.

Franklin is accused of raping the victim after school in October 2014 at the victim’s home while her parents weren’t there.

The affidavit says Franklin was invited to the victim’s house by one of the girl’s friends who was also there at the time.

The victim’s friend informed police of the incident after she discovered a large bruise on the victim’s neck, the affidavit states.

Franklin was arrested Friday following a televised Crime Stoppers report.