MPD charges man with raping child

By Bonnie Culverhouse

Minden Police have arrested a local man for allegedly raping a child.

Michael Dakot Williams, 19, was taken into custody Thursday and charged with first degree rape and alleged sexual misconduct with a child under the age of 13.

According to the police report, the misconduct began 10 years ago when Williams was 9 years old and the female victim was 4. The victim only recently came forward with information.

MPD investigators interviewed Williams at the police station and arrested him there. Investigators say MPD’s part in the case has ended, however, it is ongoing for other agencies.

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