Man charged with raping child is behind bars


Natchitoches Police Department received a report of indecent behavior with a juvenile March 16. The parents of the complainant reported they only just learned that their daughter had been the victim of ongoing assaults from 2008-12 at the hands of William Bryant Brickhouse, w/m, 34.

Natchitoches Police Department Criminal Investigators interviewed the victim, who was under the age of 13 at the time of the incidents, and her parents to obtain further details. The investigation concluded with a signed warrant for Brickhouse’s arrest. Brickhouse was arrested by NPD patrol officers March 26 and charged with indecent behavior with a juvenile and first-degree rape.

He was placed in the Natchitoches Parish Detention Center where he remains incarcerated.

Louisiana law provides the potential for prosecution for up to 30 years past the victim’s 18th birthday.

Because of the nature of the case and the age of the victim, no further information will be released.