OPELOUSAS — An Opelousas man was booked Tuesday afternoon on one count of aggravated rape after a 4-year-old girl told her grandmother that a man had hurt and sexually assaulted her, officials said.

Police Chief Perry Gallow said Johnathan Meche, 32, of 1225 W. South St. in Opelousas, was booked following several interviews with the girl, whose story never wavered.

The case came to police from emergency room personnel at Opelousas General Hospital, who told police about a young patient who claimed she’d been molested, Gallow said.

“Investigators learned that on Monday the young victim informed her maternal grandmother that Meche had assaulted her several times and that he’d hurt her over a period of time,” Gallow said.