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HAMMOND, LA - June 21, 2019 - Tangipahoa Parish Sheriff Daniel Edwards reports the arrest of a 51- year-old Hammond resident after being accused of forcibly raping a 16-year-old female.

The incident took place on June 2, 2019, inside of an apartment in a complex located on Quick Boulevard in Hammond, LA. After a thorough investigation, Leroy George Jr. was taken into custody and charged with second degree rape.

George remains behind bars on a $50,500 bond.