Thibodaux man in custody for aggravated rape

Lester Deville Jr., 19
Lester Deville Jr., 19

Houma, La. - The Terrebonne Parish Sheriff's Department arrested a Thibodaux man Wednesday for the aggravated rape of a 12 year-old girl.

A police spokesman says in April of this year, the victim was at Southland mall with a group of friends.

The victim knew the suspect and agreed to leave the mall with him. They allegedly had sex inside of the suspect's vehicle in the mall parking lot.

The suspect, Lester Deville Jr., admitted to leaving the mall with the female and going to his vehicle with her, but denied that they had sex.

Deville was arrested for aggravated rape and remains in the Terrebonne Parish Criminal Justice Complex on a $200,000.00 bond.