An Arnaudville man has been arrested on numerous aggravated rape and other charges.

St. Martin Parish Sheriff's Spokeswoman Ginny Higgins says the investigation began March 14 into the alleged sexual abuse of juvenile female.

Higgins says 33-year-old Joseph Martin was developed as the suspect in the case.

He was booked yesterday afternoon with 7 counts of aggravated rape, 6 counts of indecent behavior with juveniles and one count of first degree rape.

His bond has been set at close to one million dollars.

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