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Lake Charles man arrested for First Degree Rape

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Posted at 6:42 PM, Aug 20, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-20 19:42:33-04

A man has been arrested in Lake Charles on charges of first degree rape.

The Lake Charles Police Department responded to a sexual assault complaint at a local hospital on August 19, 2019.

The female victim told police that she was approached by a male in the 1700 block of 6th Avenue and forced into her home by the man, who was armed with a firearm.

The victim advised officers that once inside her home, the man sexually assaulted her.

During the course of the investigation, the man was identified as Bryan Rodriguez Echevarria, 21. He was arrested in the area of the sexual assault while committing a burglary.

He has been charged with First Degree Rape and his bond is pending.