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39-year-old man arrested for rape of 9-year-old in St. Landry Parish

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Monday, October 14, 2013 - 3:48pm

St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s detectives have arrested Timothy Thibodaux for the aggravated rape of a 9-year-old juvenile.

According to the St. Landry Sheriff’s Office Spokesperson Captain Megan Vizena, the aggravated rape occurred while the juvenile was sleeping at a family member’s home.

“We are able to confirm that Thibodeaux and the juvenile victim were known to each other but I cannot explain the relationship to protect the identity of the victim,” Cpt. Vizena said.

Thibodeaux was arrested for Aggravated Rape and remains in the St. Landry Parish Jail with no bond.

“Just as we teach children about the dangers associated with crossing the street or going near a hot oven, we must talk to them about how to keep their bodies safe. Encourage your children to tell you about things that happen to them that make them feel uncomfortable. If children have an open line of communication, they will be more inclined to alert you to something suspicious before it becomes a problem,” Vizena added.

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