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Homeless man booked with raping child in woods

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Police say a homeless man living in the woods near Thibodaux is accused of raping a pre-teen twice within weeks.

Thibodaux Police spokesman David Melancon tells The Courier (http://bit.ly/11dg7hm ) the child's gender and age are not being released because police believe it would help reveal the victim's identity.

Melancon says 49-year-old Brian Stickel lured the child into the woods Friday with a promise that he would teach them how to shoot a bow and arrow.

Police say Stickel had abused the child once before at the child's home a few weeks earlier.

Stickel was booked into the Lafourche Parish jail on two counts of aggravated rape. He is being held on a $300,000 bond.

It was unclear whether Stickel has an attorney.

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