Zachary Man Accused of Raping 9-Year-Old Female

Authorities have arrested Tony Laphand, 38, of Zachary after a 9-year-old female accused him of raping her on 2 occasions.

Tony Laphand

Investigators say the victim told a family member that Laphand raped her vaginally the first time and sodomized her the 2nd time. He reportedly told the victim that he would kill her family if she told anyone about the incidents.

The victim’s mother took the girl to the hospital immediately upon learning of the incidents, for examination. It was then learned that the girl had contracted an STD.

A warrant was issued on October 7th, for Laphand, after investigators were unable to contact him. He was located and taken into custody yesterday.

Laphand is charged with 2 counts of First Degree Rape. No bond has been set at this time.