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Jordan Gribble / Houma Courier

Denise Lapeyrouse, 23, 7467 Grand Caillou Road, was charged with one count of aggravated rape. She is being held in the parish jail awaiting a bond hearing.

Last week, Terrebonne sheriff's detectives began investigating a complaint from a 17-year-old boy who reported that he had been sexually assaulted as a child, authorities said today.

The boy's name is being withheld due to the sensitive nature of the charges.

During their investigation, detectives learned that Lapeyrouse had babysat the unnamed boy for three years when he was ages 11-13 and she was 17-19, according to the Sheriff's Office.

Lapeyrouse is accused of having multiple sexual encounters with the boy during her time as his babysitter, the Sheriff's Office said.

During an interview, Lapeyrouse confessed to the charges.

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