North Miami man raped 10-year-old girl in 2015, police say

Roderick Vernet, 20, arrested Monday


NORTH MIAMI, Fla. – A 20-year-old man from North Miami was arrested Monday on a sexual battery on a minor charge that stems back to a 2015 incident, police said.

The 10-year-old victim and her brother were staying at Roderick Vernet’s home while their mother was away sometime around Thanksgiving 2015, police said.

While the victim and her brother were sleeping, Vernet placed a pillow over the victim’s head and had sex with her, police said. The sound woke up the victim’s brother, who saw Vernet on top of his sister.

Vernet has been arrested and is being held without bond.