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Babysitter arrested in child assault, rapist search continues

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CANTON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

CANTON, MS (WLBT) - One person has been arrested in connection with the rape of a 5-year-old Canton girl. But the man accused of the crime still remains on the loose. 

26-year-old Kendrea Riley was arrested and charged with 7 counts of child neglect. 

The rape took place at the Frey's Lane Apartments near Welch Street. 

Neighbors say Riley was babysitting the little girl Sunday night when a man took her from the apartment and raped her next door in an abandoned unit.

The doors and windows of that apartment have now been boarded up. Neighbors told WLBT News Thursday they didn't hear or see anything unusual that night. 

Many are now concerned the rapist could still be in the area. Canton police are still searching for the suspect.

The 5-year-old rape victim was taken to University Medical Center for treatment.

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