Zachary man in jail accused of raping 5-year-old _lowres

Bruce Jones

A Zachary man is accused of raping a 5-year-old girl who later told an adult about the crime despite being warned by the assailant not to do so, according to his arrest warrant.

Zachary Police booked Bruce Jones, 23, 4035 Shaffett Lane, in Parish Prison on Tuesday afternoon on a count of aggravated rape. Bail was set at $200,000.

The warrant says the girl told a case worker at the Baton Rouge Children’s Advocacy Center that the rape occurred in December, just before her sixth birthday.

Jones told the girl not to tell anyone about what happened, but she didn’t for fear of what Jones might do to her, according to the warrant.

Police weren’t notified of the rape until the girl’s mother contacted authorities on April 22.