19-Year-Old Man Faces Aggravated Rape Charges WARNING: This story is about sexual abuse of a child and the details are disturbing. Police sources say this began when a three-year-old girl came down with a case of gonorrhea. She got that, we're told, after being sexually assaulted by a 9-year-old boy. However, it doesn't stop there. West Baton Rouge detectives say the boy was being assaulted by a 19-year-old man. WAFB's Avery Davidson reports. 19-year-old Stedman Varise is facing two charges of aggravated rape. The crime carries a mandatory life sentence if he is convicted. Sheriff Mike Cazes says Varise admitted that in 2005, he started sexually assaulting a seven-year-old boy. The boy is now nine. Sheriff Cazes says, "It looks like every day when you wake up, you never know what else is going to happen in a small community like West Baton Rouge." Cazes says this latest case marks the third abuse case his detectives have investigated in the past month. In late June, Addis police arrested Shaelsie Jason and her boyfriend, Jeremy Jordan. They're accused of beating a 16-month-old child to death. In the second case, 29-year-old Doinell Perkins was arrested earlier this month. Detectives say he put a two-year-old girl in scalding hot water, which caused second and third degree burns over almost half her body. Sheriff Cazes says, "I just don't know what the world is coming to because every day it looks like something else is going to unfold that we would have never dreamed would happen in the area of the town that it's happening, I mean, rural Erwinville? I mean, it's just something that we would have never dreamed of." Sheriff Cazes says the 19-year-old admits to last molesting the boy on the Fourth of July while he was supposed to be babysitting him. He also allegedly assaulted the boy at the boy's grandmother's house in Baton Rouge. 9NEWS is told both children are in the custody of the state.