Child Rape Suspect Jailed in Mobile

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) - Police say a Mobile man has been charged with sexually assaulting his girlfriend's 8-year-old daughter.

Sgt. Marcus Young, a public information officer, said 37-year-old Roderick Coleman was placed in Mobile County Metro Jail Wednesday. He was charged with rape, sexual abuse and sodomy.

He said the sexual assault occurred on Sunday.

Police said the child's mother was not in the house at the time of the assault.

Coleman denied the allegations.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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