POSTED: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 1:00pm
UPDATED: Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 3:23pm
New Orleans, La (NBC33) — A 29-year-old man was arrested for kidnapping and raping a 7-year-old girl from Metairie.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office reports that Steven David Carter was arrested in New Orleans for allegedly abducting the young girl on Wednesday, June 5. He allegedly raped the girl.
The child was first reported missing shortly before 5:00 p.m. Her mother said the girl went missing from their home on Edenborn Ave.
Moments before issuing an Amber Alert, investigators received a call from a woman who found the missing child outside her home on West William David Parkway in Metairie. The young girl told the woman that she was taken by a man from her home.
Carter was identified as a suspect based on information provided by a witness. Although he formerly resided in Kenner, he recently moved to the New Orleans area.
Officers with the New Orleans Police Department apprehended Carter. The vehicle he allegedly used in the kidnapping was transported to the Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office crime lab for processing.
Carter will be booked into the Jefferson Parish Correctional Center one count of Aggravated Kidnapping of a Child and one count of Aggravated Rape.