Sunset man held in rape of girl, 4

Nathaniel A. Monroe
Nathaniel A. Monroe

A Sunset man is in jail without bond on one count of aggravated rape of a 4-year-old girl, officials said.

The St. Landry Parish Sheriff’s Office on Monday announced the arrest of Nathaniel A. Monroe, 20. He was arrested Friday after the girl’s mother reported an incident to sheriff’s detectives.

“Monroe was taken into custody and did admit to participating in sexual acts with the victim,” according to a Sheriff’s Office news release.

Capt. Megan Vizena, sheriff’s public information officer, said Monroe was a family acquaintance of the girl. Vizena said the girl’s mother reported Monroe to the Sheriff’s Office after she took the girl to the hospital.