A Jefferson Parish grand jury indicted a Kenner man Thursday for the rape and kidnapping of a 7-year-old girl from a Fat City apartment complex in June.
Steven Carter, 29, allegedly abducted the girl while she was playing with other children near the pool in the Yorkshire Edenborn apartments in the 3400 block of Edenborn Avenue. He then threw the child into his car and sped off, forcing her to perform oral sex on him as he drove, according to the arrest report.
About an hour later, the girl was found on the lawn of a stranger nearly two miles away, who called police.
“If you do what you are told, you will be back home fast,” Carter told the girl before forcing her to perform oral sex on him, according to the report.
An hour later, Carter let the girl out of the car in front of a home in the 900 block of West William David Parkway, about two miles from where she was taken.
According to the arrest report, Carter said he did not know the girl and admitted that he forced her to perform oral sex on him before he let her out of the car.
The case has been assigned to 24th Judicial District Court Judge Scott Schlegel.