Morgan City man sought in rape, beating of 16-year-old girl

Atlas J. White

Staff Report

A 22-year-old Morgan City man is wanted in connection with the rape and beating of a 16-year-old girl Tuesday night, according to a St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office news release.
Atlas J. White, 22, of the 1300 block of Oil Tank Alley in Morgan City, is wanted on a warrant for aggravated rape and unauthorized entry of an inhabited dwelling.
On Wednesday morning, the St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office received information from a local hospital regarding a possible rape victim who was being treated in the emergency room, the release stated.
Detectives determined that the 16-year-old female victim was beaten and raped Tuesday night at a residence in Amelia. Detectives identified White, a person the victim knew, as the suspect in the crime.
White is also accused of entering the home without permission, the release stated. This investigation is ongoing. Anyone with information on White’s whereabouts may contact their local law enforcement authorities. The St. Mary Parish Sheriff’s Office may be reached at 985-384-1622 or 337-828-1960.

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