HOUMA, La. - A suspect was arrested Monday for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl, Terrebonne Sheriff’s deputies say.
Joshua Fitch, 26, 318 Jane Ave., Houma, had sex with the girl three times, she allegedly told detectives.
Deputies say Fitch denied having sex with the girl.
The girl’s name has not been released because of her age and the nature of the allegations. She also showed them thousands of Facebook messages detailing the encounters, which began when she was 10, detectives said.
Fitch faces one count each of aggravated rape, indecent behavior with a juvenile and computer-aided solicitation of a minor. If convicted of aggravated rape, he faces a mandatory life prison sentence.
Fitch remained in the Terrebonne Parish jail today.