MORGAN CITY, LA (WAFB) - Investigators arrested a man suspected of raping a girl over the past few years.
The St. Mary Parish Sheriff's Office reported William Frederick, 43, of Bayou Vista, was booked Thursday afternoon.
Detectives said the crime was reported earlier in the day. It is believed the victim was 12 years old when the abuse started.
Deputies did not say what year the rapes started, but they reported it went on for several years and the last incident was in November 2014.
Authorities said a forcible rape warrant was issued for Frederick's arrest and he showed up at the Morgan City office regarding the investigation.
Officials said Frederick was arrested on the warrant after speaking with detectives.
Frederick is charged with second-degree rape. No bond was set.
SMPSO said the investigation is ongoing and more charges are possible.