Man indicted for raping 7-year-old boy, exposing him to AIDS virus

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Thursday, June 6, 2013 - 5:00pm

A 29-year-old Carencro man has been indicted for allegedly raping a child and knowingly exposing him to the AIDS virus.

Conwell Cormier was arrested on April 1 after a three-month investigation. Cormier had raped a 7-year-old boy; the incident was initially reported in December 2012.

While in custody, Cormier admitted to detectives that he was positive for the AIDS virus; authorities confirmed this statement.

A Lafayette Parish grand jury indicted Cormier on Aggravated Rape and Intentional Exposure to the AIDS Virus.

Cormier is being held in the Lafayette Parish Correctional Center on a $1 million bond.

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