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Alexandria man booked in alleged rape of 4-year-old child

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Posted at 2:11 PM, Feb 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-21 16:07:04-05

ALEXANDRIA, La. — An Alexandria man has been arrested, facing charges in the alleged rape of a 4-year-old child.

The Rapides Parish Sheriff's Office says that on February 20, 2020, deputies responded to a residence in the Tioga area in reference to a rape involving a child. Following the initial response, the case was turned over to detectives for further investigation. Detectives interviewed witnesses while crime scene investigators processed the scene for evidence.

Garrett Sillavan, 23, of Alexandria was identified as the suspect from witness interviews and exams of the victim at the Rapides Children’s Advocacy Center.

Officials says that sufficient probable cause was established supporting the allegations and an arrest warrant was obtained for Sillavan in reference to First Degree Rape. He was taken into custody by detectives without incident and booked into the Rapides Parish Detention Center.

Sillavan is currently being held on a $500,000 bond.