Baker man booked on rape, molestation counts

Police arrested a 46-year-old man Wednesday night after investigating a 20-year-old woman’s complaint of years of sexual abuse from the suspect, including when she was a teenager, Baker Police Chief Mike Knaps said.

Detectives booked Rodrick Oneal Taylor at East Baton Rouge Parish Prison on two counts of forcible rape and one count of molestation of a juvenile.

Taylor surrendered to police shortly before 9 p.m., Knaps said. In a July 12 interview with police, Taylor denied ever sexually abusing the woman, the police chief said.

The police investigation included interviews with close relatives and an investigator with state Adult Protective Services, Knaps said.

The charges stem from three specific instances of alleged sexual abuse, including one when the woman was 16, according to an affidavit signed by the lead detective in the case.