Bossier Parish man behind bars for allegedly raping 7-year-old

HAUGHTON, La. - A Haughton man has been arrested for engaging in sexual relations with a 7-year-old girl. 

Bossier Sheriff Julian Whittington said 43-year-old Daniel Hernandez Del Angel was arrested last week and booked into the Bossier Maximum Security Facility for 1st Degree Rape and Molestation of a Juvenile.

Investigators with the Bossier Sheriff's Office say Del Angel has engaged in sexual relations with a 7-year-old old on at least five occasions over six-month period. 

Detectives began the investigation back on April 29, 2017, and were assisted by the Gingerbread House and CARA Center with juvenile interviews and examinations and the North Louisiana Criminalistics Laboratory with forensic evidence.

Additionally, Del Angel admitted to detectives that he has been living illegally in the United States for about 22 years.

Detectives are continuing their investigation into allegations of sexual relations Del Angel had with another young girl.

Bond for Del Angel has been set at $300,000.

Sheriff Whittington said, “Our patrol deputies and detectives investigate sexual assault cases with the utmost professionalism, but when it comes to cases involving young children, it’s simply more heart-wrenching. This case took months of intense and thorough investigation, and I commend our detectives and professionals at the Gingerbread House, CARA and the Crime Lab for their diligent work.” 

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