DENHAMSPRINGS, La. - A 45-year-old man has been arrested by St. Tammany Parish Sheriff's Office deputies on aggravated rape charges after investigators said he was involved in a year-long relationship with a girl at or under the age of 13.

Detectives with the Juvenile Division arrested David Joseph Murray of Denham Springs.

According to a spokesperson with the sheriff's office, a member of the victim's family contacted the office about the relationship.

Detectives said the sexual relationship between Murray and the victim lasted about a year.

Murray was arrested on two counts of aggravated rape - a rape involving a person 13 years of age or younger, two counts of juvenile molestation and three counts of sexual battery.

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