Florence man accused in rape of minor following investigation

FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) — Authorities say a Florence man was arrested on Tuesday after an investigation into the reported rape of a minor.

27-year-old Daprecas Perkins of Florence is charged with first-degree rape following an investigation by the Florence Police Department (FPD).

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On February 10, investigators with FPD began looking into a report of a rape involving a juvenile victim. During the investigation, the department identified Perkins as a suspect.

FPD says detectives were able to gather additional evidence and information to support issuing a warrant for Perkins’s arrest.

He was arrested on April 2 and is currently being held in the Lauderdale County Detention Center without bail.

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