MARKSVILLE, La. (KLFY) – A Louisiana man is charged with the rape of a 13 year old.

The Avoyelles Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a complaint of possible rape of a 13-year-old juvenile in the Effie, LA area.  Authorities say after an investigation, they identified 36-year-old Jonathan Ross Desselle of Effie, LA as the suspect.

Authorities say Desselle was already a convicted sex offender currently registered in Avoyelles Parish stemming from the July 2015 conviction for committing Indecent Behavior with Juveniles.

Bond was set at $500,000.00.  Desselle is being held in the Avoyelles Parish jail.