Evansville man arrested on rape charges

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Dakota James Pagett, 22, of Evansville (Vanderburgh County Sheriff’s Office)

VANDERBURGH CO, Ind (WEHT) – An Evansville man was arrested after accusations of sexual misconduct with a minor.

Police say Dakota James Pagett, 22, raped a female juvenile in January.

According to an affidavit, the incident was reported to police by the victim’s parents May 3 after the victim recently disclosed what happened to her sister, who then told their parents. A forensic interview was conducted Thursday.

Pagett is being held at the Vanderburgh County Jail.

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