A Patterson man was arrested Tuesday afternoon on a warrant for aggravated rape and theft.

St. Mary Parish deputies were called out to an area hospital on November 14 after there was a report of a possible rape of a juvenile.

During their investigation, deputies say they learned that 23-year-old Bryson J. Verdin was alleged to have raped a 12-year-old girl at a home in the Patterson area.

Police say Verdin then took a car from that home without the permission of the owner.

A deputy transported Verdin from the Iberia Parish jail to the St. Mary Parish Law Enforcement Center yesterday.

No bond has been set at this time.