Decatur Police charge man with rape of 9-year-old

Jarvis Petty (Source: Decatur Police)
Jarvis Petty (Source: Decatur Police)

DECATUR, AL (WAFF) - Decatur Police arrested a man they said raped a 9-year-old child.

Police received a report from DHR in April of 2012 regarding the rape of a young child.

Investigators developed Jarvis Cortez Petty as a suspect. The case was presented to the Morgan County Grand Jury and an indictment was issued for Petty's arrest.

Petty was located at his home and arrested.

Police said Petty was 17 at the time of the crime, but he was charged as an adult with first degree rape.

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