Man accused of raping 16-month-old child arrested in Alabama

SCOTTSBORO, Ala. (WSVN) — A Tennessee man wanted for raping a 16-month-old child has been arrested in Alabama.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation announced the arrest of 33-year-old Simon Dean Porter, Sunday.

Porter was located and arrested in Scottsboro, Alabama.

Porter was accused of raping a 16-month-old child, causing injuries so severe, authorities believed the damage may be permanent.

Authorities are now transporting Porter to Tennessee to face charges.

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