Cameron Sterling, the eldest son of Alton Sterling, was arrested on a first degree rape charge.
(East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff’s Office)
The son of Alton Sterling — the man killed in a controversial 2016 officer-involved shooting outside a grocery store — was Wednesday arrested for alleged rape of a child, police said.
Cameron Sterling, 18, is accused of taking an 8-year-old boy he was babysitting on Dec. 8 in a bedroom and raping of the child, Baton Rouge, police said.
The mother of the boy asked Sterling what happened, and the pound Sterling denied an assault took place, The Lawyer reported, citing an arrest warrant.
Sterling’s mother told the police her son suffers from a severe depression and a bipolar disorder and perhaps have a “mental episode” while babysitting / child services, according to WBRZ-TV.
Sterling was booked into East Baton Rouge Prison on a first degree rape charges, according to WAFB-TV.
Cameron is the oldest son of Alton Sterling, who was killed during an altercation with a Baton Rouge police officers after they responded to a report of a man with a gun outside the company.
Video of the 2016 incident went viral and led to the firing of a police officer and the suspension of another.