Baton Rouge Police say the 18-year-old son of Alton Sterling has been arrested and faces a charge of first-degree rape. Cameron Sterling is accused of taking a child into a bedroom, locking the door, then raping the 8-year-old boy he was babysitting last weekend. Sgt. L’Jean McKneely said a relative made contact with authorities.

"A concerned family member reached out to us about this particular incident and we conducted our investigation upon their request and information they gave," said McKneely.

McKneely said the victim is a relative of Sterling.

"We learned that there was some type of improper action between him and a family member.  He was then transported to the hospital for some services and upon release, he was arrested last night," said McKneely.

McKneely said Sterling was at a hospital in the time between the incident and his arrest.

"We had made contact with the hospital to submit a bit of information.  Upon his release, we were able to detain him and place him in parish prison," said McKneely.

Cameron Sterling’s father, Alton Sterling, was shot to death by police in 2016, triggering nationwide protests.

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