Man accused of raping woman while she was babysitting in Chattanooga

photo Carvonta Quentin Petty

A 27-year-old man was arrested Tuesday after a woman said he raped her while she was babysitting at a house in Brainerd.

The woman told police that Carvonta Petty had come over to the house on Monday while she was babysitting and when the children took a nap she decided to lay down on a mattress on the living room floor.

The woman, who will not be identified by the Times Free Press, said Petty was on a couch and started questioning her about her sexual experiences. Then he got up, locked the front door and raped her, she said.

She and the owner of the house were able to identify Petty in part because of a tattoo on his forearm that reads, "Petty."

He is being held in the Hamilton County Jail on a $125,000 bond and has been charged with rape.