Pierre Part man accused in rape of girl, 9

Updated at

3:55 p.m.

A 56-year-old Assumption Parish man has been booked on one count of sexual battery and one count of aggravated rape of a 9-year-old girl, according to the Assumption Parish Sheriff’s Office.

Brent T. Zeller, 117 Oak Lake St., Pierre Part, was booked into the Assumption Parish Detention Center on Friday, where he remained as of Tuesday; his bond has been set at $150,000.

The child’s grandfather filed a complaint of an alleged sexual battery with the office last week, according to a news release from the Sheriff’s Office.

He reported his 9-year-old granddaughter had been visibly upset after a visit to the suspect’s home and told her family what had happened to her.

An arrest warrant for Zeller was obtained after a forensic interview with the child was conducted at the Children’s Advocacy Center in Thibodaux, according to the Sheriff’s Office.