Man arrested for raping a child in Terrebonne

Gray, La. - A 22 year old man has been arrested in Terrebonne Parish on charges of aggravated rape involving a child. Sheriff Jerry Larpenter says Lyle Anthony Percle of Gray, La. is accused of raping a child who was between the age of 5 and 6 years old.

Detectives began their investigation a couple of months ago, after being contacted over the rape complaint. During the course of this investigation detectives were able to identify Percle as the suspect. They say he was a family acquaintance of the child, but have refused to release any other information because of the nature of the investigation. They did note that the alleged sexual assaults happened last year.

Percle remains in the Terrebonne Parish Jail without bond.