Sheriff’s Office: Man, 27, accused of carnal knowledge with 16-year-old _lowres

Macquel Harris

East Baton Rouge Parish sheriff’s deputies Tuesday arrested a 27-year-old Baker man accused of having sex with and impregnating a 16-year-old girl.

Macquel Harris told detectives he had consensual sex with the victim in March 2014 when she was 16, but accused her of lying about her age, according to an arrest report.

When the victim told Harris she was pregnant, he refused to acknowledge that he was the father and moved from East Baton Rouge Parish, the report says.

The victim told detectives that Harris agreed to meet her at an area hospital Feb. 14 for the birth of the child, but he never showed up, the report says.

Harris, 5568 Brownfields Drive, Baker, was booked Tuesday into Parish Prison on counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile.