Oct 14, 2013 3:27 PM
St. Landry Parish Sheriff's detectives have arrested Timothy Thibodaux, charging him with 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.
Captain Vizena said, "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."
"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.
Thibodeaux remains in the St. Landry Parish Jail with no bond set.