A district judge ruled Thursday that Alton Sterling’s 18-year-old son, Cameron Sterling, is not competent to stand trial on a charge of first-degree rape of a child.
Sterling is accused of raping an 8-year-old boy while he was babysitting the child in December.
According to the Advocate, three doctors were appointed by District Judge Don Johnson to examine Sterling. Johnson issued his ruling after reviewing their reports.
A prosecutor and Sterling’s attorney said that there was a consensus among the doctors that Sterling was not competent to proceed to trial. They believe that Sterling’s competency can be restored, according to the newspaper.
Sterling has been transferred from East Baton Rouge Parish Prison to a state mental facility in Jackson for treatment. His progress will be reviewed in August.